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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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


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.


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