Sessions Office Position District Party
1981 Representative 134 Republican
1982 Representative 134 Republican
1983 Representative 134 Republican
1984 Representative 134 Republican
1985 Representative 134 Republican
1986 Representative 134 Republican
1987 Representative 134 Republican
1988 Representative 134 Republican
1989 Representative 134 Republican
1990 Representative 134 Republican
1991 Representative 134 Republican
1992 Representative 134 Republican
1993 Representative 134 Republican
1994 Representative 134 Republican
1995 Representative Majority Policy Committee Chairman 134 Republican
1996 Representative Majority Policy Committee Chairman 134 Republican
1997 Representative Majority Whip 134 Republican
1998 Representative Majority Whip 134 Republican
1999 Representative Majority Whip 134 Republican
2000 Representative Majority Whip 134 Republican
Counties Lehigh


12/24/1951 - 03/04/2023

SNYDER, Donald William, a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., December 24, 1951; graduated, Parkland High School, 1969; A.A., Lehigh County Community College, 1971; B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1973;  M.B.A, Lehigh University, 1976; J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1981; LL.M., Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), taxation and commerce, 1989; accountant, Mack Trucks, Inc., (1973-1976); project accountant, Air Products and Chemicals (1977-1980); attorney, Steckel and Stopp; member, South Whitehall Township Planning Commission (chair, 1974-1978, president, 1977-1981); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1981 term and served 9 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Select Committee to Study the Availability of and Need for Services to Handicapped Persons 21 Years of Age or Older (1985-1986); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Tragedy of Teenage Suicide (1986); appointed, Select Committee on Land Use and Growth Management (1990); appointed, Local Government Commission (1991-1996); elected, Majority Policy Chair (1995-1996); elected, Majority Whip (1997-2000); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1997-2000); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 2001 term; president, Lehigh Carbon Community College (2000-2013); appointed, Keystone Commission on Education for Employment in the 21st Century (2001-2002); died, March 3, 2023 in Orefield, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. 



Archival Collections


Papers of Donald W. Snyder, 1981-2000, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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