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Joshua EILBERG

(1921-2004)

EILBERG, Joshua, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 12, 1921; graduated from Central High School, Philadelphia, Pa., 1936; B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; LL.B., Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pa.; United States Naval Reserve; lawyer, private practice; assistant district attorney, city of Philadelphia, Pa., 1952-1954; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1954-1966, and majority leader, 1965-1966; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960, 1964, and 1968; Democratic ward leader, fifty-fourth ward, city of Philadelphia, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; died on March 24, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pa.; interment in Montefiore Cemetery, Fox Chase, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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