Student, Philadelphia Community College, 1976; Master in Government, University of Pennsylvania, 1986; student, Harvard University.
Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1982-1988; member, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1988-1994; congressman, Pennsylvania 2nd District, United States House Representatives, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1995; member education and the workforce committee, United States House Representatives member government reform and oversight committee, United States House Representatives member Studies. of official conduct committee, United States House Representatives.
Founder American Cities Conference and Foundation. Leader task force Child Development Initiative, Philadelphia. Founder, convenor Graduate Opportunities Conference, Pennsylvania.
Chairman of the executive committee Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Creator Jobs Project.
M. Patricia Renfroe; 3 children.