06/17/1919 - 03/23/1987

GELFAND, Eugene, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 17, 1919; graduated, Central High School; B.S. Temple University; LL.B., Temple University Law School; graduated, National Judicial College, Reno, Nv.; intelligence officer, Signal Corps, United States Army (1942-1946, World War II); captain, United States Air Force Reserve; attorney; member, 49th Ward Democratic Executive Committee; member, 17th Ward Democratic Executive Committee (20 years); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1954 and served 9 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1969-1974); appointed, director, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA); resigned from the House, January 7, 1974; elected, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia (1974-1987); instructor, Temple University Law School; died, March 23, 1987 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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