06/22/1952 -

O’BRIEN, Dennis M., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, June 22, 1952 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Archbishop Ryan High School; B.S., LaSalle College; vice-president, Bearing Repair Services, Inc.; leader, Republican Executive Committee, 57th Ward; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1977 term; reelected to 17 nonconsecutive terms thereafter (1977-1980, 1983-2011); elected, Speaker (2007-2008); appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Authority (1997-1998); appointed, Select Committee on Information Security (2006); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2007-2008); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1980); resigned from the House, December 31, 2011; elected, member, city council, Philadelphia (2012-2015); member, board of directors, Center for Autistic Children.

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