Terry Van Horne

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Terry E. Van Horne
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 54th district
In office
January 6, 1981[1] – November 30, 2000[2]
Preceded by C. L. Schmitt
Succeeded by John Pallone
Constituency Parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
Personal details
Born February 24, 1946
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died January 30, 2012(2012-01-30) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jacqueline
Residence Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Duquesne University
Widener University School of Law

Terry E. Van Horne (February 24, 1946 – January 30, 2012) was a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he represented the 54th legislative district.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Arnold High School in 1963.[3] He earned a degree from Duquesne University in 1968 and a law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1993.[3] He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980, a position he held until 2000.[3]

In 2000, Democratic Congressman Ron Klink vacated Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district to challenge Republican Rick Santorum for the United States Senate. Van Horne won an 8-way primary election to win the Democratic nominee to succeed Klink.[4] He defeated the state and national party's preferred candidate, Matthew Mangino, the Lawrence County, Pennsylvania district attorney.[5] Van Horne lost the election to then-Pennsylvania Senator Melissa Hart.[6]

In July 2007, Van Horne was hired as the municipal manager for Penn Hills Township, Pennsylvania.[7] He was fired by the Penn Hills municipal council in February 2009 and said that he was distracted by his duties as solicitor for East Deer Township, Pennsylvania and that he had failed to move into the municipality within the required time period.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Session of 1981 - 165th of the General Assembly - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1981-01-06. 
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2000
  3. ^ a b c "Terry E. Van Horne (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-10-11. 
  4. ^ "2000 General Primary - Representative in Congress". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. 
  5. ^ Ayres, Jr., B. Drummond (2000-04-06). "Primaries in Pennsylvania Put Focus on Congressional Races". The New York Times (NY Times Company). 
  6. ^ "2000 General Election - Representative in Congress". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. 
  7. ^ "Former lawmaker appointed new Penn Hills manager". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 2007-07-26. 
  8. ^ "Penn Hills council fires manager". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 2009-02-03. 
  9. ^ Malloy, Daniel (2009-02-05). "Penn Hills council names interim manager". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 

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