08/04/1943 - 11/18/2004

HOWLETT, Joseph A., Sr., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 4, 1943; attended, Bok Vocational school; attended, Sacred Heart of Jesus School; longshoreman; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1985, 1987 and 1989 terms; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1991 term; employed, Philadelphia Housing Authority; leader, 39th Ward Democratic Committee (1987-1997); judge, Philadelphia Traffic Court (1999-2004); died, November 18, 2004 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

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