07/04/1920 - 08/18/2016

FINEMAN, Herbert, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 4, 1920; graduated, Overbrook High School, 1938; B.S., commerce, Temple University, 1942; LL.B., Temple University School of Law, 1945; partner, Fineman & Fineman law firm; leader, 52nd Ward Democratic Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1954 and reelected for 11 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1965-1966); elected, Minority Leader (1967-1968 and 1973-1974); elected, Speaker (1969-1972, 1975-1977); appointed, General State Authority, State Highway and Bridge Authority and State Public School Building Authority; appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1965-1976); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1967-1968); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1967-1970); chair, Speaker's Committee on Tax Reform (1970); delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1968); delegate, Democratic National Convention (1968, 1972); member, Democratic Executive Committee; member, Democratic State Committee; resigned from the House, May 23, 1977; died, August 18, 2016 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Haym Solomon Memorial Park, Frazer, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of Herbert Fineman, 1964-2003, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.
Papers of Herbert Fineman, 1955-1977, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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