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BUTERA, Robert J., a Representative from Montgomery County; born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., January 21, 1935; graduated, Norristown High School; B.S., economics/finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1956; LL.B., Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), 1959; private, 1st class, Pennsylvania National Guard (1959-1962); attorney; partner, Butera and Butera; assistant editor, Montgomery County Law Reporter; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1962 and served 7 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Whip (1969-1972); elected, Majority Leader (1973-1974); elected, Minority Leader (1975-1977); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1967-1977); delegate, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention (1968); resigned from the House, December 14, 1977; at-large member, Republican Party Executive Committee (1975-1978); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (1978); president, Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club (1979-1983); president, New Jersey Devils Hockey Club (1983-1987); executive partner, Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul Law Firm (1988-1993); president, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (1993-2002); special counsel, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Speaker's Commission on Legislative Reform (2007).

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