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SAMUEL A. WEISS


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1935-1936 Democrat
1937-1938 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

04/15/1902 - 02/01/1977

WEISS, Samuel Arthur, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, April 15, 1902 in Krotowocz, Poland; graduated, Glassport High School; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; B.S., Duquesne University, 1925; LL.B., Duquesne University Law School, 1927; J.D., Duquesne University Law School, 1929; professional football player, Glassport Odds (1925-1926); attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1935 and 1937 terms; appointed, vice-chair, Local Government Commission (1935-1938); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Industrial Taxes (1937-1938); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1939 term; elected, United States Congress (1941-1946); referee, National Football League (1942); deputy commissioner, National Football League (1942-1950); elected, judge, Common Pleas Court, Allegheny County (1946-1967); president, Pennsylvania State Judicial Administration (1968); died, February 1, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, B’nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
 
 
 
Archival Collections

Papers of Samuel Arthur Weiss, ca. 1941, American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.



Bibliography

Kelly, George Edward.  Sammy Blows his Whistle: a Biography of Judge Samuel A. Weiss. Washington, DC: Progress Press, 1947.
 



After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, SAMUEL A. WEISS went on to serve in congress