Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1971 Representative 30 Republican
1972 Representative 30 Republican
1973 Representative 30 Republican
1974 Representative 30 Republican
1975 Representative 30 Republican
1976 Representative 30 Republican
1977 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1978 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1979 Representative Majority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1980 Representative Majority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1981 Representative Majority Whip 30 Republican
1982 Representative Majority Whip 30 Republican
1983 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1984 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1985 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1986 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1987 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1988 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1989 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1990 Representative Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1991 Representative 30 Republican
1992 Representative 30 Republican
1993 Representative 30 Republican
1994 Representative 30 Republican
Counties Allegheny

Biography

12/01/1928 - 10/11/2022


CESSAR, Richard J., "Rick," a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Etna, Allegheny County, Pa., December 1, 1928; attended, All Saints School; graduated, Etna High School; B.A., Rio Grande College, Oh.; motorcycle police officer, Etna (10 years); legislative assistant, Pennsylvania State Representative Lee A. Donaldson (1967-1970); Republican chairman, Etna (1970-1984); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1970; served 11 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Policy Chairman (1977-1978); elected, Majority Policy Chairman (1979-1980); elected, Majority Whip (1981-1982); elected, Republican Caucus Secretary (1983-1990); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1981-1982); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Department of Aging's Directive #83-12 (1983-1984); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1994); appointed, board member, Pennsylvania State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons (1997-2001); lobbyist; died, October 11, 2022 in McCandless, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 



Archival Collections


Papers of Richard J. Cessar, 1974-1991, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.