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Gerald J. Spitz
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Patrick B. Gillespie
Succeeded by Ronald C. Raymond
Personal details
Born (1941-06-23)June 23, 1941
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Died December 5, 2013(2013-12-05) (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Pamela
Alma mater Ridley Park High School; Pennsylvania Military College; Dickinson School of Law
Occupation Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration

Gerald Joseph Spitz (June 23, 1941 – December 5, 2013) was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 162nd district from 1977 to 1984.[1][2]

Early life and education[]

Spitz was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania and attended Ridley Park High School. He received a B.A. from Pennsylvania Military College in 1963 and a J.D. from Dickinson Law School in 1966.

He served as 1st lieutenant in the 101st airborne in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969 during the Vietnam War.[3]


Spitz served as Deputy District Attorney and as Special Prosecutor for Delaware County.[4]

He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 162nd district and served from 1977 to 1984.[5] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1985.[3]

He worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the United States Social Security Administration.[4]

Spitz died on December 5, 2013, of sarcoidosis. He was 72.[6]

He is interred at the Edgewood Memorial Park in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.[7]


  1. Pennsylvania. Dept. of General Services; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies (1976). The Pennsylvania Manual. 103. Department of General Services. ISSN 0275-8814. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  2. Cox, Harold. "House Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "GERALD J. SPITZ". Retrieved 13 December 2018. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elko, Courtney. "State House Rep. Dies, and Other Obituaries". Retrieved 14 December 2018. 
  5. "House Members "S"". Retrieved 14 December 2018. 
  6. "Gerald Spitz, 72, former Pa. state representative -". Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  7. "Gerald J. Spitz". Retrieved 13 December 2018. 

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