03/26/1948 -

LINTON, Gordon J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 26, 1948; A.S., business management, Peirce Junior College, 1967; B.A., economics, Lincoln University, 1970; M.Ed., counseling psychology, Antioch University, 1974; community consultant, Counseling Services Project, School District of Philadelphia; youth development counselor, Youth Development Center at Cornwell Heights; director of education, Baptist Children’s House; psycho-educational specialist, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic; regional director, Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General; chair, 50th Ward Democratic Committee (1978-1987); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat for the 1983 term; reelected to 5 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Commonwealth trustee, Lincoln University (1983-1993); chair, Select Committee on Minority and Women-owned Businesses (1984); member, Disadvantaged Business Advisory Council, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; gubernatorial appointee, Trial Court Nominating Commission, Philadelphia County (1987, 1988); appointed, board of directors, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) (1991-1993); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1992); resigned from the House, August 13, 1993; Presidential appointee with Senate confirmation, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration (August 20, 1993-1999); senior vice president, transportation group, Siebert, Brandford, Shank; senior advisor and vice president, Wage Works; senior advisor, 200consult.

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