|57th Mayor of West Chester, Pennsylvania|
January 7, 2002 – January 4, 2010
|Preceded by||Clifford E. Debaptiste|
|Succeeded by||Carolyn Comitta|
|Born||March 4, 1937|
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 3, 2016 (aged 79)|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Villanova University|
Richard "Dick" Yoder (March 4, 1937 – May 3, 2016) was an American politician and educator. He was a member of the Republican Party, and served as Mayor of West Chester, Pennsylvania.☃☃ Yoder was born and raised in West Chester. He attended Henderson High School and after his graduation he attended Villanova University. He also served in the Marine Corps for six years. After earning his degree, Yoder began his teaching career at West Chester University. While teaching, he also coached and served as an athletic administrator. He retired from teaching in 2000. In 2001 he ran for mayor and was reelected in 2005. After having reached the office's eight-year term limit, Yoder left office and was succeeded by Mayor Carolyn Comitta in January 2010. Yoder died on May 3, 2016, in a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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- "Yoder, Richard B. "Dick"". Our Campaigns. http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=107673. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- Showalter, Connor (January 5, 2010). "Comitta becomes borough's 1st female mayor". http://www.dailylocal.com/article/20100105/NEWS/301059969/comitta-becomes-borough-s-1st-female-mayor&pager=full_story. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- Former West Chester mayor Dick Yoder dies
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