Michael O'Pake

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Michael A. O'Pake
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 2, 1973 – December 27, 2010
Preceded by Robert Gerhart
Succeeded by Judy Schwank
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 126th district
In office
January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1972
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by Harold Stahl
Democratic Whip
of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
January 2, 2001 – December 27, 2010
Preceded by Leonard Bodack
Succeeded by Anthony Williams
Personal details
Born (1940-02-02)February 2, 1940
Reading, Pennsylvania
Died December 27, 2010(2010-12-27) (aged 70)
Reading, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Residence Reading, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Saint Joseph's University, University of Pennsylvania
Profession attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Michael A. "Mike" O'Pake (February 2, 1940 – December 27, 2010) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who represented the 11th District since his election in 1972. He had been the Democratic Whip in Pennsylvania since 2000, having been elected by his colleagues to the position for the 6th consecutive time.[1] He was previously a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1969 through 1972. O'Pake, an alumnus of Saint Joseph's University, was honored on campus with the naming of a sports complex in his name, the O'Pake Recreational Center.

Death[edit]

Senator O'Pake died Monday December 27, 2010, at age 70, following complications suffered during heart bypass surgery.[2]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Pake re-elected as Senate Democratic whip", The Reading Eagle, November 18th, 2010
  2. ^ "State Sen. Michael O'Pake has died", The Reading Eagle, December 27, 2010

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Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Robert Gerhart
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 11th District
1973–2010
Succeeded by
Judy Schwank
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 126th District
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Harold Stahl
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leonard Bodack
Democratic Whip of the Pennsylvania Senate
2001–2010
Succeeded by
Anthony Williams
Preceded by
None
Position made elected
Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Pennsylvania
1980
Succeeded by
Allen Ertel