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Jim Gerlach Edit Profile

also known as James William Gerlach

United States Representative from Pennsylvania

Jim Gerlach, United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Bar: Pennsylvania. Named Guardian of Small Business, National Federation Indiana Business, 1993, 1996; recipient Green Valleys Association Environmental award, 1995, Light of Long-Term Care award, American Health Care Association, 2006, Legislation Leader award, Humane Society, 2006, Distinguished Community Health Superhero award, National Association Community Health Centers, 2006.


Gerlach, Jim was born on February 25, 1955 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor in Political Science, cum laude, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1977. Juris Doctor, Dickinson School Law, 1980.


Private practice, Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Legislation aide Pennsylvania State Senate, Harrisburg, 1978-1980, member District 44, 1995—2002. Member District 155 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1991-1994.

Member United States Congress from 6th Pennsylvania district, since 2003, founder, co-chairman Land Trust Caucus.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania.


Board directors Brandywine Health & Wellness Foundation, Mission Educating Children with Autism. Member of Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chester County Agriculture Development Council, Lions (board directors Downingtown), Sigma Chi.


Son of Jack (Allen) and Helen (Fitzgerald) Gerlach. Married Karen Devanna, 1980. Children: Katie, Jimmy, Robby.

Jack Gerlach

Karen Devanna

Katie Gerlach

Jimmy Gerlach

Robby Gerlach