Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1989 Representative 186 Democrat
1990 Representative 186 Democrat
1991 Representative 186 Democrat
1992 Representative 186 Democrat
1993 Representative 186 Democrat
1994 Representative 186 Democrat
1995 Representative 186 Democrat
1996 Representative 186 Democrat
1997 Representative 186 Democrat
1998 Representative 186 Democrat
1999 Representative 186 Democrat
2000 Representative 186 Democrat
2001 Representative 186 Democrat
2002 Representative 186 Democrat
2003 Representative 186 Democrat
2004 Representative 186 Democrat
2005 Representative 186 Democrat
2006 Representative 186 Democrat
2007 Representative 186 Democrat
2008 Representative 186 Democrat
2012 Representative 186 Democrat
Counties Philadelphia

Biography

08/07/1942 - 04/28/2022


JAMES, Harold, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born on August 7, 1942; graduated, West Philadelphia High School; certificate, police science (1975), A.A., criminal justice (1976) and B.A., sociology (1978), Temple University; attended, Philadelphia School of Law (1981-1982); served, United States Army (1961-1964); Philadelphia Police Officer (1965-1987); co-chair, Criminal Justice Task Force, Philadelphia Urban Coalition (1981-present); radio co-host, “The Justice Hour,” (1983- present); campaign coordinator, sheriff of Philadelphia County (1987); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1988 and served 9 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Use of Automatic and Semiautomatic Firearms (1994); appointed, Select Committee Investigating the Integration of Human Rights Standards in Pennsylvania Laws and Policies (2002, 2004); appointed, Select Committee on Information Security (2006); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2008); reelected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election on April 24, 2012; Sworn-In, May 8, 2012 to serve the remaining 2011 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2012); died, April 28, 2022 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.