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Pennsylvania General Assembly

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  • Jacob Kirk (1789 - 1857)
    First Postmaster of Lewisberry, appointed 29 Nov 1815 Jacob Kirk served in the Legislature in 1836 with Thaddeus Stevens and was one of the brave men who voted against the resolution to investigate the...
  • Frank Joseph Zappala (1898 - 1988)
    "ZAPPALA, Frank J., a Representative from Allegheny County; born, May 24, 1898 in Italy; A.B., political science, Duquesne University; LL.B., Duquesne University; attorney; elected as a Democrat to the...
  • Hon. Horace Leander Haldeman (1847 - 1920)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Mar 13 2016, 21:26:56 UTC Note: Son of Cyrus Sum'field Haldeman . Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jun 11 2018, 15:09:23 UTC
  • Col. (USA), James Alanza Stahle, Sr (1830 - 1912)
    Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. When the Civil War started, he organized a militia unit in York, Pennsylvania called the "Ellsworth Zouaves". The men of his unit joined the Union Army in ...
  • Col. Richard Thomas (1744 - 1832)
    DAR# A113144 Document Library Richard Thomas, 4th., of "Whitford Lodge," in West Whiteland tp., b. 30. lOmo. 1744, d. 19. Imo. 1832. Although a birthright Friend, on the outbreak of the war for ind...

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The legislature convenes in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg. In colonial times (1682–1776), the legislature was known as the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly. Since the Constitution of 1776, written by American revolutionaries, the legislature has been known as the General Assembly. The General Assembly became a bicameral legislature in 1790.

The General Assembly has 253 members, consisting of a Senate with 50 members and a House of Representatives with 203 members, making it the second-largest state legislature in the nation (behind New Hampshire) and the largest full-time legislature.