George Gekas

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George Gekas
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byAllen E. Ertel
Succeeded byTim Holden
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982[1]
Preceded byWilliam B. Lentz
Succeeded byJohn J. Shumaker
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 103rd district
In office
January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1974
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byStephen R. Reed
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Dauphin County district
In office
January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1968
Personal details
George William Gekas

(1930-04-14) April 14, 1930 (age 91)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

George William Gekas (born April 14, 1930) is an American Republican politician. He represented the state's 17th Congressional district from 1983 to 2003, when he was unseated in a major upset.

Undaunted by his unexpected defeat, Gekas was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1976 and was reelected in 1980.

Pennsylvania lost two districts after the 2000 census. One of the districts that was eliminated was the Reading-based 6th District, represented by five-term moderate-to-conservative Democrat Tim Holden.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate - 1981-1982" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  2. "Congressman George W. Gekas Biography". U.S. House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2002-12-25.

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