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Richard Taylor "Dick" Schulze (born August 7, 1929) is a Republican politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993. His district encompassed portions of Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties in the western Philadelphia suburbs.

Richard T. Schulze
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byJohn Ware
Succeeded byBill Clinger
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 157th district
In office
January 5, 1971 – November 30, 1974
Preceded byJohn Stauffer
Succeeded byPeter Vroon
Personal details
Born (1929-08-07) August 7, 1929 (age 90)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anne "Nancy" Lockwood Schulze (deceased)
Nancy Senechal Waltermire
ChildrenFour
Alma materUniversity of Houston
Villanova University
Temple University
OccupationBusinessman, politician, lobbyist

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Early lifeEdit

Schulze was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Houston, Villanova University, and Temple University. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. Prior to serving in Congress, he owned businesses, and served in the Pennsylvania House from 1971 through 1974.

Congressional careerEdit

During his career in the House, Schulze rose to serve as a-top ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee and the senior Republican member on the Oversight Subcommittee. He also served on the Armed Services Committee and Banking. He chaired the Republican Study Committee, and was the Republican Whip for Pennsylvania. Ronald Reagan appointed Schulze to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism. Schulze was one of the "Reagan 13".

Schulze also served on the Natural Resources Committee and is a former member of the Migratory Bird Commission. George H. W. Bush appointed Schulze to serve on the Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He also founded the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and Foundation in 1990. Schulze served as Chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast, and has been a member of the House of Representatives weekly prayer breakfast for over 30 years.

Post-congressional careerEdit

Schulze was the Senior Legislative Consultant to Valis Associates, a Republican firm, on issues involving energy, transportation, free trade, business taxes, environmental regulation of business, and gun rights.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Richard T. Schulze (id: S000146)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Ware
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1975–1993
Succeeded by
Bill Clinger
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter Vroon
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 157th District
1971–1974
Succeeded by
Peter Vroon