Terry Van Horne
|Terry E. Van Horne|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 54th district
January 6, 1981 – November 30, 2000
|Preceded by||C. L. Schmitt|
|Succeeded by||John Pallone|
|Constituency||Parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties|
|Born||February 24, 1946
|Died||January 30, 2012
|Residence||Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||Duquesne University
Widener University School of Law
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Arnold High School in 1963. He earned a degree from Duquesne University in 1968 and a law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1993. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980, a position he held until 2000.
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. He defeated the state and national party's preferred candidate, Matthew Mangino, the Lawrence County, Pennsylvania district attorney. Van Horne lost the election to then-Pennsylvania Senator Melissa Hart.
In July 2007, Van Horne was hired as the municipal manager for Penn Hills Township, Pennsylvania. 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.
- "Session of 1981 - 165th of the General Assembly - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1981-01-06.
- Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2000
- "Terry E. Van Horne (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-10-11.
- "2000 General Primary - Representative in Congress". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004.
- Ayres, Jr., B. Drummond (2000-04-06). "Primaries in Pennsylvania Put Focus on Congressional Races". The New York Times. New York Times Company.
- "2000 General Election - Representative in Congress". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004.
- "Former lawmaker appointed new Penn Hills manager". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co. 2007-07-26.
- "Penn Hills council fires manager". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co. 2009-02-03.
- Malloy, Daniel (2009-02-05). "Penn Hills council names interim manager". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co.
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Terry E. Van Horne (Democrat) at the Wayback Machine (archived October 11, 2000) official PA House profile (archived)