Richard T. Schulze

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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 89)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anne "Nancy" Lockwood Schulze (deceased)
Nancy Senechal Waltermire
Alma materUniversity of Houston
Villanova University
Temple University
OccupationBusinessman, politician, lobbyist

Richard Taylor "Dick" Schulze (born August 7, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 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.

Early life[edit]

Schulze attended the University of Houston, Villanova University, and Temple University. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. He was widowed after 35 years of marriage to Nancy Lockwood Schulze. They had four children. Schulze was remarried to Nancy Senechal Waltermire, widow of Montana Secretary of State, Jim Waltermire, of Montana. Prior to serving in Congress, he owned businesses, and served in the Pennsylvania House from 1971 through 1974.

Congressional career[edit]

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 serves on the Board of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. Schulze was recently given the Sportsmen's Heritage Award for lifetime achievement by the Safari Clubs International.

Schulze served as Chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast, and has been a member of the House of Representatives weekly prayer breakfast for 30+ years. He is a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

Post-congressional career[edit]

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.


External links[edit]

  • 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

Succeeded by
Bill Clinger
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter Vroon
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 157th District
Succeeded by
Peter Vroon