10/15/1912 - 09/24/2000

PETROSKY, Anthony J., a Representative from Westmoreland County; born, October 15, 1912 in Export, Westmoreland County, Pa.; attended, Greensburg High School; merchant; elected, school director, Salem Township, Westmoreland County (1937); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1938); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1940; served 11 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Caucus Chair (1959-1962); elected, Minority Leader (1963-1964); chief sergeant-at-arms, Pennsylvania Delegation, Democratic National Convention (1944); appointed, Pennsylvania Legislative Committee, President Roosevelt’s inauguration (1945); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Retirement Systems and Laws (1947-1948); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1957-1962); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1961-1964); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1963-1964); appointed, General State Authority (1963-1964); appointed, State Highway and Bridge Authority (1963-1964); appointed, Public School Building Authority (1963-1964); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1964); elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1965-1966); director of convention operations, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1967-1968); chief administrative officer (1967-1968), executive director, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1969-1970), Democratic Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; died, September 24, 2000 in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Twin Valley Mausoleum, Delmont, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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