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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1941-1942 Republican
1943-1944 Republican
1945-1946 Republican
1947-1948 Republican
1949-1950 Republican
1951-1952 Republican
1953-1954 Republican
1955-1956 Republican
1957-1958 Speaker Republican
1959 Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1960 Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1961 Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1962 Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1963 Speaker Republican
1964 Speaker Republican
 Counties   Armstrong


04/08/1908 - 03/02/1986

HELM, William Stuart, a Representative from Armstrong County; born in Cowansville, Armstrong County, Pa., April 8, 1908; attended, Kittanning High School; attended, Pennsylvania State College; attended, Duquesne University; employed, Sun Oil Company; elected, Kittanning Borough School Board (1937-1942); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1940; reelected to serve 11 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Speaker (1957-1958, 1963-1964); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1945-1958, 1963-1964: Subcommittee on Child Welfare Laws, Juvenile Delinquency and Institutions, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Municipal Authorities, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Education, 1947-1948); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1964); appointed, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1964); appointed, executive director, Pennsylvania School Building Authority; died, March 2, 1986 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; interred, Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of W. Stuart Helm, 1941-1964, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.