Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1980 Representative 108 Republican
1981 Representative 108 Republican
1982 Representative 108 Republican
1983 Representative 108 Republican
1984 Representative 108 Republican
1985 Representative 108 Republican
1986 Representative 108 Republican
1987 Representative 108 Republican
1988 Representative 108 Republican
1989 Representative 108 Republican
1990 Representative 108 Republican
1991 Representative 108 Republican
1992 Representative 108 Republican
1993 Representative 108 Republican
1994 Representative 108 Republican
1995 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
1996 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
1997 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
1998 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
1999 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2000 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2001 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2002 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2003 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2004 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2005 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2006 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2007 Representative Minority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2008 Representative Minority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2009 Representative Minority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
2010 Representative Minority Caucus Administrator 108 Republican
Counties Montour, Northumberland, Snyder

Biography

09/21/1928 - 12/30/2013


PHILLIPS, Merle Herbert, a Representative from Montour, Northumberland and Snyder Counties; born in Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Pa., September 21, 1928; graduated, Lower Mahanoy Township High School, 1946; attended, Susquehanna University; served, United States Marine Corps (1947-1951); served, United States Marine Corps Reserve (1951-1952); president, Irish Valley Food Processing, Inc.; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, March 11, 1980 to serve the remaining 1979 term; Sworn-In, April 8, 1980 and reelected to 15 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Caucus Administrator (1995-2006); elected, Minority Caucus Administrator (2007-2010); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate Alcohol Abuse in Pennsylvania Institutions of Higher Education (1987-1988); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Use of Automatic and Semiautomatic Firearms (1994); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2010); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004, 2008); appointed, commissioner, Northumberland County (2011-2012); died, December 30, 2013 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.