Christopher Wogan

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Christopher R. Wogan
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 176th district
In office
1981 – January 9, 2002[1]
Preceded by Gerald J. McKelvey
Succeeded by Mario Scavello
Constituency Part of Philadelphia County
Personal details
Born February 15, 1950
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan
Residence Bustleton
Alma mater La Salle University
Temple University School of Law
US Army Command and General Staff College
Occupation Judge
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch U.S. Army Reserve
Years of service He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the J.A.G. Corps in 2003

Christopher R. Wogan is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Wogan is a 1968 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School.[2] He earned a degree in political science from La Salle College in 1972 and a law degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1975.[2] He has served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and worked as staff counsel for SEPTA in the 1970s.[3]

He was first elected to represent the 176th legislative district in 1980, a position he held until 2001, when he was elected judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.[3] As a Republican, he was endorsed by both parties and the AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council and AFSCME District Council 33.[3]


  1. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 2001-2002" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris R. Wogan (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-03-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Kenny, William (2001-04-18). "Judging the judicial candidates at Somerton Civic". Northeast Times. Chris Wogan, a Bustleton resident, has been the state representative for the 176th Legislative District in the Northeast since 1981. The Republican is running for Common Pleas Court. In the legislature, Wogan said, he has fought for neighborhoods, regardless of the political affiliation of its residents. He is endorsed by both parties and the AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council and District Council 33. Wogan has 25 years experience as an attorney, including a tenure as staff counsel for SEPTA in the late 1970s. Wogan has been a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for the last 26 years. 

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