Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1965 Representative Democrat
1966 Representative Democrat
1967 Representative Democrat
1968 Representative Democrat
1969 Representative 131 Democrat
1970 Representative 131 Democrat
1971 Representative 131 Democrat
1972 Representative 131 Democrat
1973 Representative 131 Democrat
1974 Representative 131 Democrat
1975 Representative 131 Democrat
1976 Representative 131 Democrat
1977 Representative 131 Democrat
1978 Representative 131 Democrat
1979 Representative 131 Democrat
1980 Representative 131 Democrat
1981 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman 131 Democrat
1982 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman 131 Democrat
Counties Lehigh

Biography

10/30/1930 - 05/04/2015


RITTER, James P., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., October 30, 1930; graduated, Allentown High School, 1948; attended, International Correspondence School; attended, The Pennsylvania State University; sergeant, Security Agency, United States Army (1950-1954, Korean War); design draftsman, PA Power & Light Company; design draftsman, Lehigh Structural Steel; elected, alderman (1961; reelected, 1967); member, Lehigh County Democratic Party; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1965 term and served 8 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Policy Committee Chairman (1981-1982); appointed, Local Government Commission (1973-1978); chair, Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1982); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1982); lobbyist (1983-1993); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1994); died, May 4, 2015 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interred, Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.