09/29/1924 - 04/03/2015

BERKES, Milton, a Representative from Bucks County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 29, 1924; graduated, Benjamin Franklin High School, 1943; B.S., Temple University, 1949; M.Ed., Temple University, 1953; served, United States Army (1943-1946, World War II); teacher; guidance counselor; elected, township supervisor (1956-1968); township superintendent (1963-1966); unsuccessful campaign, commissioner, Bucks County (1963); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1964); elected, alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention (1968, 1972); chair, Bucks County Democratic Committee (1968-1981, 1994-1997); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1966; reelected to serve 3 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1974); gubernatorial appointee, Special Assistant for Human Services, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1975-1978); appointed, Deputy Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Welfare  (1975); executive director, Offender Aid and Restoration (1979-1997); unsuccessful campaign, New Jersey State Legislature (1999); died, April 3, 2015 in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred, King David Memorial Park, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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