Sessions Office Position District Party
1941-1942 Representative Republican
1943-1944 Representative Republican
1945-1946 Representative Majority Whip Republican
1947-1948 Representative Majority Floor Leader, Speaker Republican
1949-1950 Representative Speaker Republican
1951-1952 Representative Speaker Republican
Counties Elk


12/19/1911 - 03/11/1979

SORG, Herbert Peter, a Representative from Elk County; born in St. Mary’s, Elk County, Pa., December 19, 1911; graduated, St. Vincent College; L.L.B., Duquesne Law School, 1935; attorney-at-law; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1941 term and reelected to serve 5 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1945-1946); elected, Majority Leader (1947); elected, Speaker (October 15, 1947-1952); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1943-1952; Sub-Committee on Finance Companies, 1943-1946, chair, Sub-Committee on Personnel of the House of Representatives, 1945-1946; Executive Committee, 1945-1948); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1947-1952; Sub-Committee on Interstate Waters, Ohio River Basin, 1949-1950; Health and Welfare, 1949-1950; Taxation, 1949-1950); appointed, General State Authority Commission (1949-1950); appointed, State Highway and Bridge Authority Commission (1949-1950); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1952); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1948, 1952); judge, United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1955-1976; chief judge, 1975-1976); died, March 11, 1979 in Mount Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Mary’s, Elk County, Pennsylvania.

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