Thomas J. Stapleton

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Thomas J. Stapleton, Jr.
Member of the PennsylvaniaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 165th district
In office
1975–1978
Preceded by Donald McCurdy
Succeeded by Mary Ann Arty
Personal details
Born (1947-01-06) January 6, 1947 (age 72) [1]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Thomas J. Stapleton, Jr. (born January 6, 1947) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 165th district from 1975 to 1978. [2]

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Early life and education

Stapleton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School. He received a B.A. in political science from Niagara University in 1968 and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1972. [3]

Monsignor Bonner High School was an all-male Augustinian Catholic High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It is located in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States. Bonner was created in 1953 as Archbishop Prendergast High School for Boys. In 1955, the current building was constructed and in 1957 entitled Monsignor Bonner High School. The previously occupied building became the all-female Archbishop Prendergast High School. In 2012, Bonner merged with the all-girls Archbishop Prendergast High School to form Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School. The Order of St. Augustine is no longer associated with the combined institution.

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Career

Stapleton was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representative for the 165th district and served from 1975 to 1978. He had an unsuccessful candidacy for reelection to the House in 1979 losing to Mary Ann Arty. [3]

Mary Ann Arty-Majors was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 165th district from 1979 to 1988.

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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 . Retrieved 2015-02-27.
  2. Cox, Harold. "House Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project . Wilkes University.
  3. 1 2 "THOMAS J. STAPLETON, JR". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 16 December 2018.