04/17/1927 - 01/11/2000

FOERSTER, Thomas J., a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 17, 1927; graduated, North Catholic High School; graduated, Slippery Rock State Teacher’s College (now Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania); B.S., University of Pittsburgh; coach and athletic director, Nativity School; coach, Perry Atoms football team, Perry Atoms Colt baseball team; director, District IV Little League Baseball; president, Allegheny County Little Leagues; administrative assistant, Department of Lands and Buildings, Pittsburgh; vice president, Allegheny County Young Democrats; unsuccessful campaigns for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1954, 1956); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1958; served 4 more consecutive terms; resigned from the House, February 8, 1968; elected, commissioner, Allegheny County (1968-1996); elected, Allegheny County Council (1999-2000); died, January 11, 2000 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, North Side Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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