03/13/1933 - 03/09/2015

WIGGINS, Edward A., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 13, 1933; graduated, John Bartram High School, 1951; attended, Temple University School of Business (1952-1954); corporal, United States Army (1954-1956, Korean Conflict); building administrator, Philadelphia State Office Building (1971-1975); Equal Employment Supervisor, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (1975-1976); clerk, Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes (1979-1980); advisory committee, Ethnic Heritage House; Philadelphia Democratic Executive Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election, April 27, 1976; Sworn-In, May 10, 1976 to serve the remaining 1975 term; reelected to serve 5 more nonconsecutive terms thereafter (1977-1978 and 1981-1988); appointed, chair, Select Commitee to Investigate the Crisis in Staffing of Welfare Offices in the Commonwealth (1984); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate Alcohol Abuse in Pennsylvania Institutions of Higher Education (1987-1988); appointed, Select Committee to Study Autism in the Commonwealth (1988); unsuccessful campaigns for reelection to the House (1978, 1988); administrator, Philadelphia Parking Authority; died, March 9, 2015 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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