|Preceded by George Goodling|
Parents George Atlee Goodling
Political party Republican
Party Republican Party
|Name William Goodling|
Succeeded by Todd Russell Platts
Role U.S. representative
Relations George Atlee Goodling
|Born December 5, 1927 (age 88)
Loganville, Pennsylvania (1927-12-05) |
Education University of Maryland, College Park
American politician William F Goodling, passed away at 89
William Franklin Goodling (December 5, 1927 – September 17, 2017) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. At the time of his death, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy.
Goodling, the son of former Congressman George Atlee Goodling, was born in Loganville, Pennsylvania and grew up in York, Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1953, a Masters in Education from Western Maryland College in 1957, and undertook doctoral studies at the Pennsylvania State University, from 1958 to 1963. He held various teaching and administrative positions throughout the State of Pennsylvania. Goodling served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948. He served on the Dallastown area school board and was president of the school board. Goodling died on September 17, 2017.
Goodling was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1974. He was implicated in the House banking scandal in 1992. After his party took over a majority in the House in January 1995, he served as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Education and Labor (then called the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities or the Committee on Education and the Workforce). He retired from public service in 2001.