Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1955-1956 Representative Democrat
1957-1958 Representative Democrat
1959 Representative Democrat
1960 Representative Democrat
1961 Representative Majority Whip Democrat
1962 Representative Majority Whip Democrat
1963 Representative Minority Whip Democrat
1964 Representative Minority Whip Democrat
1965 Representative Majority Floor Leader Democrat
1966 Representative Majority Floor Leader Democrat
Counties Philadelphia

Biography

02/12/1921 - 03/24/2004


EILBERG, Joshua, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, February 12, 1921 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School; B.S., University of Pennsylvania; LL.B., Temple University Law School; lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve; attorney; Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia County (1952-1954); leader, 54th Ward Democratic Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1955 term and served 5 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1961-1962); elected, Minority Whip (1963-1964); elected, Majority Leader (1965-1966); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1963-1966); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1965-1966); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1965-1966); elected, delegate, Democrat National Conventions (1960, 1964, 1968); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1966); elected, United States Congress (1967-1979); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1978); died, March 24, 2004 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Montefiore Cemetery, Fox Chase, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.   
 


Bibliography

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Joshua Eilberg, Democratic Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Congressional Biography

After 10 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Joshua Eilberg went on to serve in congress