William F. Goodling

Bill Goodling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
January 3, 1975  January 3, 2001
Preceded by George Goodling
Succeeded by Todd Platts
Personal details
Born (1927-12-05) December 5, 1927
Loganville, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Relations George Atlee Goodling

William Franklin "Bill" Goodling (born December 5, 1927) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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 conducted doctoral studies at the Pennsylvania State University, from 1958 to 1963. He held various teaching and administrative positions throughout the State of Pennsylvania, and served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948.

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.[1]

He is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy.


  1. Goodling, Bill (2000). "Dear 19th District Residents". www.house.gov/goodling. United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-12-25.
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Goodling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Todd Platts
Political offices
Preceded by
William D. Ford
Chairman of House Education and the Workforce Committee
Succeeded by
John Boehner
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