Sessions Office Position District Party
1960 Representative Democrat
1961 Representative Democrat
1962 Representative Democrat
1963 Representative Democrat
1964 Representative Democrat
1965 Representative Democrat
1966 Representative Democrat
1967 Representative Democrat
1968 Representative Democrat
1969 Representative 191 Democrat
1970 Representative 191 Democrat
Counties Philadelphia


01/29/1915 - 02/10/1988

LAWSON, Paul Melvin, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., January 29, 1915; attended, Hampton University; A.A., arbitration, The Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers, and Cornell; machinist mate, United States Navy (1942-1945, World War II); chair, international trustee board, UAW-AFL-CIO; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, April 26, 1960; Sworn-In, June 6, 1960 to serve the remaining 1959 term; reelected for 5 consecutive terms thereafter; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1971 term; died, February 10, 1988 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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