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.   


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

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