James J. Manderino

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James J. Manderino
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
January 7, 1969 – December 26, 1989
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Herman Mihalich
133rd Speaker of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1989 – December 26, 1989
Preceded by Leroy Irvis
Succeeded by Bob O'Donnell
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Westmoreland County district
In office
January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1968
Personal details
Born May 6, 1932
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Died December 26, 1989(1989-12-26) (aged 57)
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Residence Monessen, Pennsylvania

James J. Manderino (May 6, 1932 – December 26, 1989)[1][2] is a former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

James J. Manderino served as the 133rd Speaker in 1989. He was a Democrat from Monessen, Westmoreland County. He was a member of the House for 23 years from 1967 to 1989, including eight years as Majority Leader and was elected Speaker in 1989 after the retirement of Rep. Leroy Irvis. Manderino died in December 1989 of a heart attack.[3]

James J. Manderino had five children and nine grandchildren. His daughter, Kathy Manderino, is Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, having also served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Philadelphia.

Manderino is buried in Monessen, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives – 1989–1990" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
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  3. ^ "James Manderino Dead at 57; House Speaker Stricken at Home". Philadelphia Daily News. 1989-12-26.