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Richard T. Schulze
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by John Ware
Succeeded by Bill Clinger
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 5, 1971 – November 30, 1974
Preceded by John Stauffer
Succeeded by Peter Vroon
Personal details
Born August 7, 1929(1929-08-07) (age 92)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anne "Nancy" Lockwood Schulze (deceased)
Nancy Senechal Waltermire
Children Four
Alma mater University of Houston
Villanova University
Temple University
Occupation Businessman, politician, lobbyist

Richard Taylor "Dick" Schulze (born August 7, 1929) is a Republican politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993. His district encompassed portions of Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties in the western Philadelphia suburbs.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Schulze was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Houston, Villanova University, and Temple University. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. Prior to serving in Congress, he owned businesses, and served in the Pennsylvania House from 1971 through 1974.

Congressional career[edit | edit source]

During his career in the House, Schulze rose to serve as a-top ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee and the senior Republican member on the Oversight Subcommittee. He also served on the Armed Services Committee and Banking. He chaired the Republican Study Committee, and was the Republican Whip for Pennsylvania. Ronald Reagan appointed Schulze to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism. Schulze was one of the "Reagan 13".

Schulze also served on the Natural Resources Committee and is a former member of the Migratory Bird Commission. George H. W. Bush appointed Schulze to serve on the Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He also founded the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and Foundation in 1990. Schulze served as Chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast, and has been a member of the House of Representatives weekly prayer breakfast for over 30 years.

Post-congressional career[edit | edit source]

Schulze was the Senior Legislative Consultant to Valis Associates, a Republican firm, on issues involving energy, transportation, free trade, business taxes, environmental regulation of business, and gun rights.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Ware
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bill Clinger
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
Peter Vroon
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 157th District
Succeeded by
Peter Vroon

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