Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1985 Representative 188 Democrat
1986 Representative 188 Democrat
1987 Representative 188 Democrat
1988 Representative 188 Democrat
1989 Representative 188 Democrat
1990 Representative 188 Democrat
1991 Representative 188 Democrat
1992 Representative 188 Democrat
1993 Representative 188 Democrat
1994 Representative 188 Democrat
1995 Representative 188 Democrat
1996 Representative 188 Democrat
1997 Representative 188 Democrat
1998 Representative 188 Democrat
1999 Representative 188 Democrat
2000 Representative 188 Democrat
2001 Representative 188 Democrat
2002 Representative 188 Democrat
2003 Representative 188 Democrat
2004 Representative 188 Democrat
2005 Representative 188 Democrat
2006 Representative 188 Democrat
2007 Representative 188 Democrat
2008 Representative 188 Democrat
2009 Representative 188 Democrat
2010 Representative 188 Democrat
2011 Representative 188 Democrat
2012 Representative 188 Democrat
2013 Representative 188 Democrat
2014 Representative 188 Democrat
2015 Representative 188 Democrat
2016 Representative 188 Democrat
2017 Representative 188 Democrat
2018 Representative 188 Democrat
2019 Representative 188 Democrat
2020 Representative 188 Democrat
Counties Philadelphia

Biography

02/12/1945 -


ROEBUCK, James R., Jr., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1945; graduated, Central High School, 1963; B.A., Virginia Union University, 1966; M.A., University of Virginia, 1969; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1977; lecturer, assistant professor, Drexel University (1970-1984); legislative assistant, Office of the Mayor, Philadelphia (1984-1985); member, 60th Ward Democratic Executive Committee, 7th Division (1974-1976); 2nd vice-chair, 46th Ward Democratic Committee, 25th Division (1980-1984); 1st vice-chair, 46th Ward Democratic Committee, 25th Division (1984-1986); member, Democratic State Committee (1984-1990); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election on May 21, 1985; Sworn-In, June 3, 1985 to serve the remaining 1985 term; reelected to the House for 17 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Harrisburg University (1990); appointed, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1991-1995); appointed, Task Force on Higher Education Funding (1994); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1995-2020); appointed, Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction (PlanCon) Advisory Committee (2016-2018); appointed, Special Education Funding Commission (2019-2020); appointed, Higher Education Funding Commission (2019-2020); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2020).

 

Archival Collections

Papers of James R. Roebuck, Jr., 1985-2020, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.