Thomas Tangretti

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Thomas A. Tangretti
Member of the PennsylvaniaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 57th district
In office
January 3, 1989 November 24, 2008
Preceded by Amos K. Hutchinson
Succeeded by Tim Krieger
Personal details
Born (1946-09-20) September 20, 1946 (age 71)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sandra L. Tangretti
Residence Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Indiana University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Website Official website

Thomas A. "Tom" Tangretti is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 57th District and was elected in 1988. He retired prior to the 2008 election and was succeeded by Republican Tim Krieger.

Democratic Party (United States) political party in the United States

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive Party, beginning a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party over the coming decades, and leading to Woodrow Wilson being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has also promoted a social liberal platform, supporting social justice.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Lower house of legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. There are 203 members, elected for two-year terms from single member districts.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 57

The 57th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is in Southwestern Pennsylvania and has been represented by Eric Nelson since 2016.

Personal life

Tangretti graduated from Jeannette High School (1964), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1968) and the University of Pittsburgh (MPA, 1974).

Indiana University of Pennsylvania public university in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a public research university in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. As of fall 2016, the university enrolled 10,618 undergraduates and 2,235 postgraduates, for a total enrollment of 12,853 students. The university is 55 miles (89 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. It is governed by a local Council of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. IUP has branch campuses at Punxsutawney, Northpointe, and Monroeville. IUP is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

University of Pittsburgh American state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on the edge of the American frontier. It developed and was renamed as Western University of Pennsylvania by a change to its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city; it was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. Pitt was a private institution until 1966 when it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

He and his wife, Sandra, live in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania.

Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Hempfield Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 43,241 at the 2010 census, making it the largest suburb in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area by population. Its name is taken from Hempfield in Lancaster County, which was formed in 1729 and is named after the hemp fields in the area.

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