09/20/1901 - 09/14/2000

OMINSKY, Joseph, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 20, 1901 in Kiev, Ukraine; graduated, Southern High School, 1919; graduated, Drexel (University) Institute, 1921; B.S., economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1925; graduated, Temple University Law School, 1930; attorney; member, 24th Ward Executive Democratic Committee; member, Democratic City Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1935 term and served 2 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Whip (1937-1938); appointed, Legislative Committee to Study the Public School System (1935-1936); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee Re-Centralizing State Agencies in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh (1937-1938); appointed, Philadelphia Charter Commission (1937-1938); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1937-1938); appointed, State World’s Fair Commission (1939-1940); not a candidate for reelection to the House in the 1940 General election; special attorney, United States War Fraud Department (1944-1946); elected, coroner, Philadelphia County (1950-1952); appointed, chief medical examiner, Department of Health, Philadelphia County (1953-1955); elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1959-1962); died, September 14, 2000 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Ominsky, Harris.  If I’m Still Around, I Can’t Be Dead.  Haverford, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2000.

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