Dick Schulze (born August 7, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) represented Pennsylvania in Washington from 1975 to 1993. His district encompassed portions of Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties in the western Philadelphia suburbs.
From 1969 to 1974, he served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; between 1960 to 1969 he held positions in Chester County and Tredyffrin Township.
During his career in the House, Schulze rose to ultimately serve as a top ranking member on the House Ways & Means Committee and the senior Republican member on the Oversight Subcommittee. He also served on the Armed Services Committee.
Schulze fought against foreign product dumping practices in the United States and successfully amended the 1984 measure that would have relaxed the anti-dumping rules applied to communist nations. In 1987, he introduced trade competitiveness bills that give tax breaks to small American businesses and reinstated the investment tax credit for productive equipment and machinery.
Congressman Schulze also served on the Natural Resources Committee and is a soi disant expert on environmental regulations and legislation. Formerly a member of the Migratory Bird Commission, Schulze has been involved with international wildlife issues. He currently serves on the Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Prior to serving in Congress, he was a businessman and served in the Pennsylvania House during 1969-74. He also held political positions in Chester County. He also served in the Army from 1951-53.
Congressman Schulze attended the University of Houston, Villanova University, and Temple University. He is married and has four children. Prior to entering political life, Schulze sold washing machines. He is currently a Republican lobbyist with Advantage Associates on issues involving free trade, business taxes, environmental regulation of business, and gun rights.