Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1973 Representative 158 Republican
1974 Representative 158 Republican
1975 Representative 158 Republican
1976 Representative 158 Republican
1977 Representative 158 Republican
1978 Representative 158 Republican
1979 Representative 158 Republican
1980 Representative 158 Republican
1981 Representative 158 Republican
1982 Representative 158 Republican
1983 Representative 158 Republican
1984 Representative 158 Republican
1985 Representative 158 Republican
1986 Representative 158 Republican
1987 Representative 158 Republican
1988 Representative 158 Republican
1989 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1990 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1991 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1992 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1993 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1994 Representative Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1995 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1996 Representative Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
Counties Chester

Biography

10/10/1939 -


PITTS, Joseph R., a Representative from Chester County; born, October 10, 1939 in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; A.B., Asbury College, 1961; M.Ed., West Chester State College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania), 1972; captain, Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force (1963-1969, Vietnam War); high school science and math teacher; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1973 term and served 11 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Minority Appropriations Chair (1988-1994); elected, Majority Appropriations Chair (1995-1996); appointed, Special Committee to Review Juvenile Unrest and Gang Wars in the Philadelphia Area (1973-1974); appointed, at-large, Select Committee to Investigate the State Water Plan (1974); appointed, chair, House Select Committee to Investigate SEPTA (1979); appointed, Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1982); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committees (1983-1988); appointed, Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers (1984); appointed, Commonwealth Committee on Bicentennial of United States Constitution (1987); appointed, chair, Legislative Bicentennial Subcommittee (1987-1988); appointed, board, State Employees’ Retirement System (1993-1994); appointed, Select Committee on Nonpreferred Appropriations (1994); appointed, House Select Committee on Violence (1994); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1996); elected, United States Congress (1997-2017); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004).

 

 

Archival Collections

Papers of Congressman Joseph R. Pitts, Special Collections, Asbury University Library, Wilmore, KY. (unprocessed)


 

Congressional Biography

After 24 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Joseph R. Pitts went on to serve in congress