09/19/1927 - 02/05/1992

GALLAGHER, James John Aloysious, a Representative from Bucks County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 19, 1927; graduated, LaSalle High School; attended, Marine Corps Institute; attended, St. Joseph’s College of Industrial Relations; honorary doctorate of education, Temple University; served, United States Marine Corps (1945-1946, World War II); bus mechanic; owner and operator, Gallagher Tours; employed, Quinn Insurance; chair, Bristol Township School Authority (1957-1964); member, Bucks County Democratic Executive Board; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1958; reelected to serve 13 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention (1964); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1967-1974); appointed, board chair, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1981-1986); appointed, chair, Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers (1984); appointed, chair, Select Committee to Investigate Limerick II (1984); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1986); member, board of trustees, Bucks County Community College; executive, Bristol Township (1991-1992); died, February 5, 1992 in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

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