Paul Angstadt

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Paul J. Angstadt
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 126th district
In office
Preceded byHarold L. Brown
Succeeded byDante Santoni
Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania
In office
January 1, 1996[1] – January 3, 2000[2]
Preceded byWarren Haggerty
Succeeded byJoseph Eppihimer
Personal details
Born (1939-02-12) February 12, 1939 (age 79)
Reading, Pennsylvania[3]
Political partyRepublican

Paul J. Angstadt (born February 12, 1939) is an American politician and member of the Republican who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. [4]

Angstadt was elected Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1995, defeating Democratic state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone in the mayoral election. Angstadt was the first Republican elected as Reading's mayor since Eugene Shirk won re-election to a second term in 1971.[1] Angstadt became Reading's first strong mayor under the city's new home rule form of government, which took effect on January 1, 1996, the day of Angstadt's inauguration.[1][5]

On January 25, 1999, Mayor Angstadt announced that he would not seek re-election to a second term.[1] He was succeeded by Democrat Joseph Eppihimer


  1. ^ a b c d Reinbrecht, Steve (1999-01-26). "Angstadt won't seek re-election". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  2. ^ "Notable dates in Reading crime-fighting efforts". Reading Eagle. 2014-01-13. Archived from the original on 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  3. ^ Pennsylvania. Dept. of General Services; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies (1987). The Pennsylvania Manual. 108. Department of General Services. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
  4. ^ Cox, Harold. "House Members A". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  5. ^ Cramsey, Kevin (1995-11-08). "Angstadt upsets Caltagirone in city mayor race". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2014-01-22.