Sessions Office Position District Party
1973 Representative 132 Democrat
1974 Representative 132 Democrat
1975 Representative 132 Democrat
1976 Representative 132 Democrat
1977 Representative 132 Democrat
1978 Representative 132 Democrat
1979 Representative 132 Democrat
1980 Representative 132 Democrat
1981 Representative 132 Democrat
1982 Representative 132 Democrat
1983 Representative 132 Democrat
1984 Representative 132 Democrat
Counties Lehigh


06/28/1949 - 09/01/2021

ZWIKL, Kurt D., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., June 28, 1949; attended, Muhlenberg College; attended, Findlay College; B.S., East Stroudsburg State College (now East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania), 1972; M.A., American history, Lehigh University, 1982; administrative assistant, Democratic caucus, Business and Commerce Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1972-1973); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election on November 6, 1973; Sworn-In, November 15, 1973 to serve the remaining 1973 term and served 5 more consecutive terms; appointed, member, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1979-1984); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1984); senior vice president, public affairs and government, First Union Bank (1984-1995); appointed, chair, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1989-1996); president, Allentown Economic Development Corporation (1995-2003); executive director, Schuylkill River Heritage Area (2003-2015); board member, Allentown School District Federation (2017-2021); died, September 1, 2021 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.



Kurt Zwikl, "The Political Ascent of James Buchanan," Pennsylvania Heritage 17 (Spring 1991): 16-21.

Whelan, Frank A. and Kurt D. Zwikl.  Hess’s Department Store (Images of America Series).  Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
Catalano, Laura and Kurt D. Zwikl.  Along the Susquehanna River (Images of America Series).  Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.

Zwikl, Kurt.  Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution  Pottstown, PA: Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area, 2014.


Archival Collections

Kurt D. Zwikl Collection, 1972-1984, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.

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