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Gerald J. Spitz
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1977–1984
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]

Career[]

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]

References[]

  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. https://books.google.com/books?id=PrJZAAAAYAAJ. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  2. Cox, Harold. "House Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/legis/S.html. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "GERALD J. SPITZ". https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/bioshistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=504&body=H. Retrieved 13 December 2018. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elko, Courtney. "State House Rep. Dies, and Other Obituaries". https://patch.com/pennsylvania/media/state-house-rep-dies-and-other-obituaries. Retrieved 14 December 2018. 
  5. "House Members "S"". http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/legis/S.html. Retrieved 14 December 2018. 
  6. "Gerald Spitz, 72, former Pa. state representative - Philly.com". articles.philly.com. http://articles.philly.com/2013-12-13/news/45125855_1_prospect-park-state-representative-american-red-cross. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  7. "Gerald J. Spitz". https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163623139/gerald-j-spitz. Retrieved 13 December 2018. 

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