Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1975 Representative 34 Democrat
1976 Representative 34 Democrat
1977 Representative 34 Democrat
1978 Representative 34 Democrat
1979 Representative 34 Democrat
1980 Representative 34 Democrat
1981 Representative 34 Democrat
1982 Representative 34 Democrat
1983 Representative 34 Democrat
1984 Representative 34 Democrat
1985 Representative 34 Democrat
1986 Representative 34 Democrat
1987 Representative 34 Democrat
1988 Representative 34 Democrat
1989 Representative 34 Democrat
1990 Representative 34 Democrat
1991 Representative 34 Democrat
1992 Representative 34 Democrat
1993 Representative 34 Democrat
1994 Representative 34 Democrat
1995 Representative 34 Democrat
1996 Representative 34 Democrat
1997 Representative 34 Democrat
1998 Representative 34 Democrat
Counties Allegheny

Biography

12/14/1946 -


COWELL, Ronald Raymond, a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa., December 14, 1946; graduated, Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School; B.A., political science, University of Pittsburgh; J.D., Widener University School of Law; housing administrator, University of Pittsburgh (6 years); president, Young Democratic Club of Allegheny County (1971 and 1973); Wilkins Township representative, Churchill Area Ecology Committee (1973-1974); president, Wilkinsburg Community Action Association, Incorporated (1979-1980); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1974; served 11 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island (1979); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1981-1998); appointed, Pennsylvania Milrite Council (1983-1988); appointed, Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Industrial Plant Closings (1984); appointed, House Select Committee on Long Term Care (1986-1988); appointed, Select Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Harrisburg University (1990); appointed, House Select Committee on Violence (1994); appointed, chair, Task Force on Higher Education Funding (1994); appointed, member, State Board of Education; appointed, member, Governor’s Commission for Children and Families; appointed, member, Governor’s Commission on Preparing America’s Teachers; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1998); president, Education Policy and Leadership Center (1999-present).