04/23/1948 - 08/18/1995

RICHARDSON, David P., Jr., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 23, 1948; graduated, Germantown High School, 1965; apprentice, Clarence Farmer Printing Service, 1960; anesthesiologist’s aide, Mercy Douglas Hospital (1965-1966); insurance agent, Provident Home Insurance Company (1966-1968); recreation specialist, Philadelphia Recreation Department (1968-1969); executive director, Greater Germantown Youth Corporation (1968-1972); member, 12th Ward, 2nd Division Democratic Executive Committee (1977-1990); leader, 59th Ward Democratic Committee (1991-1995); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1973 term and served 11 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Special Committee to Review Juvenile Unrest and Gang Wars in the Philadelphia Area (1973-1974); appointed, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts (1981-1995); honorable lieutenant colonel aide-de-camp, Alabama Governor George C. Wallace (1984); appointed, Select Commitee to Investigate the Crisis in Staffing of Welfare Offices in the Commonwealth (1984); appointed, Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Food and Cheese Distribution (1984); appointed, House Select Committee on Violence (1994); died while in office, August 18, 1995, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Marion Memorial Park, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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