Sessions Office Position District Party
1969 Representative 126 Democrat
1970 Representative 126 Democrat
1971 Representative 126 Democrat
1972 Representative 126 Democrat
Counties Berks


02/02/1940 - 12/27/2010

O’PAKE, Michael A., a Representative from Berks County; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., February 2, 1940; graduated, Reading Central Catholic High School, 1957; A.B., St. Joseph’s College, 1961; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1964; attorney; law clerk to Hon. Robert Lee Jacobs, Pennsylvania Superior Court (1965-1967); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1969 and 1971 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1972); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1973-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1977-1980); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (1981-2010); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1983-1988); appointed, Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission (1989-1992); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1995-2010); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1995-2008); appointed, Capitol Preservation Committee (2009-2010); appointed, board, Legislative Date Processing Center (2009-2010); appointed, Agricultural Land Preservation Board; died, December 27, 2010 in West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of Senator Michael O’Pake., Alvernia University Archives, Reading, Pa.