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H. WILLIAM DEWEESE


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1975- 1976 50 Democrat
1977- 1978 50 Democrat
1979- 1980 50 Democrat
1981- 1982 50 Democrat
1983- 1984 50 Democrat
1985- 1986 50 Democrat
1987- 1988 50 Democrat
1989- 1990 Majority Whip 50 Democrat
1991- 1992 Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1993- 1994 Speaker 50 Democrat
1995- 1996 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1997- 1998 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1999- 2000 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2001- 2002 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2003- 2004 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2005- 2006 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2007- 2008 Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2009- 2010 Majority Whip 50 Democrat
2011- 2012 50 Democrat
 Counties   Fayette, Greene, Washington

Biography

04/18/1950 -

Fayette and Green Counties (1976-1982), Fayette, Green and Washington Counties (1983-2012)

DeWEESE, H. William, a Representative from Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 18, 1950; graduated, Waynesburg High School, 1968; B.A., history, Wake Forest University, 1972; 1st lieutenant, United States Marine Corps (1972-1975); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in a Special Election on April 27, 1976 to serve the remaining 1975 term; Sworn-In, May 10, 1976 and reelected to 18 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Whip (January 23, 1990-1990, 2009-December 15, 2009); elected, Majority Leader (1991-1992; 2007-2008); elected, Speaker (1993-1994); elected, Minority Leader (1995-2006); appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (1981-1984); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1989-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (1993-2004); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1993-2000, 2003-2004); resigned from the House, April 24, 2012. 



Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. H. William DeWeese, 1976-2012, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.