10/16/1927 - 06/07/2000

COPPOLINO, Matthew F., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 16, 1927; graduated, Southeast Catholic High School; A.B., Villanova University, 1950; LL.B., Temple University School of Law, 1956; served, United States Navy; served, United States Navy Reserve; attorney; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1966, 1968 and 1970; leader, 48th Ward Republican Committee (1970); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1972); unsuccessful campaign, city council, Philadelphia (1975); unsuccessful campaign, controller, Philadelphia (1977); judge, Philadelphia Municipal Court (appointed, 1981-1982; elected, 1983-2000); died, June 7, 2000 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey.

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