05/06/1932 - 12/26/1989

MANDERINO, James J., a Representative from Westmoreland County; born in Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 6, 1932; graduated, Monessen High School; B.A., St. Vincent’s College, 1954; LL.B., University of Michigan Law School, 1956; attorney; solicitor; member, State Government Commission Task Force on Escheat Laws; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1966; reelected to the House for 11 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Whip (1975-May 25, 1977); elected, Majority Leader (May 25, 1977-1978, 1983-1986); elected, Minority Whip (1979-1982); elected, Speaker (1989); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1975-1989); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (1989); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1989); died while in office, December 26, 1989 in Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Grandview Cemetery, Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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