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A Photo of Senator Richard Schweiker. 1979.

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A Photo of Senator Richard Schweiker.
1979.
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A Photo of Senator Richard Schweiker.
1979.
A Photo of Senator Richard Schweiker. 1979.
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A Photo of Senator Richard Schweiker. 1979. U.S. Politicians: Senator Richard Schweiker, Republican Senator for Pennsylvania, since January 1969; born June 1926; educated Pennsylvania State University. In 1960, Schweiker was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. At the time, the Montgomery County-based district included Schweiker's home town of Norristown and several affluent suburban communities in the Philadelphia Main Line. A moderate to liberal Republican, he defeated conservative incumbent John Lafore in the Republican primary. In the general election, he defeated Democrat Warren Ballard, a law professor at Temple University, by a margin of 62%-38%. He was elected to three more terms, never receiving less than 59% of the vote. During his tenure in the House, Schweiker served on the Armed Services Committee and the Government Operations Committee. He sponsored legislation, signed into law in 1965, that provided cash awards to military service personnel for cost-cutting ideas. He also supported civil rights legislation, the creation of Medicare, increases in Social Security, and federal rent subsidies. He considered running for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1966, but state Republican leaders persuaded him against it.

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SizeText 4.7" x 6.5"

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