Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1983 Representative 133 Democrat
1984 Representative 133 Democrat
1985 Representative 133 Democrat
1986 Representative 133 Democrat
1987 Representative 133 Democrat
1988 Representative 133 Democrat
1989 Representative 133 Democrat
1990 Representative 133 Democrat
1991 Representative 133 Democrat
Counties Lehigh

Biography

07/26/1950 -


McHALE, Paul F., Jr., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., July 26, 1950; graduated, Liberty High School; B.A., Lehigh University, 1972; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1977; served, United States Marine Corps (1972-1974); served, United States Marine Corps Reserve (1974-present); attorney; Fountain Hill Planning Commission (1977-1980); member, Lehigh County Young Democrats (1978-1984); member, Lehigh County Executive Democratic Committee (1980-1982); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1980); adjunct professor, Northampton County Community College (1981); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1983 term and served 4 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1983-1986); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Pennsylvania State Police (1986); resigned from the House, February 25, 1991; elected, United States Congress (1993-1999); appointed, United States Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Security (2003-2009); president, Civil Support International LLC (2009-present).

 
 
 
Archival Collections


Papers of Paul McHale, 1993-1998, Special Collections, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.

Congressional Biography

After 9 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Paul McHale went on to serve in congress