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ROBERT E. WOODSIDE, JR.


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1933- 1934 Republican
1935- 1936 Republican
1937- 1938 Republican
1939- 1940 Majority Floor Leader Republican
1941- 1942 Minority Floor Leader Republican
 Counties   Dauphin

Biography

06/04/1904 - 03/18/1998

WOODSIDE, Robert Elmer, Jr., a Representative from Dauphin County; born, June 4, 1904 in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pa.; graduated, Millersburg High School; A.B., Dickinson College, 1926; LL.B., Dickinson School of Law, 1928; page, Pennsylvania State Senate (1921-1923); attorney-at-law; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1933 term; reelected to serve 4 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Leader (1939-1940); elected, Minority Leader (1941-1942); appointed, Joint Legislative Commission to Investigate Philadelphia Courts (1937-1938); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1939-1940); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1939-1940); resigned from the House, December 31, 1941; appointed, judge, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas (1942-1951); appointed, Pennsylvania Attorney General (1951-1953); appointed, judge, Pennsylvania Superior Court (1954-1964); unsuccessful campaign for reelection, Superior Court (1964); chairman, Pennsylvania Commission on Constitutional Revision (1959); delegate, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention (1968); adjunct professor, Dickinson School of Law  (1970-1990); trustee, Dickinson College; law partner, Mette, Evans & Woodside; died, March 18, 1998 in Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 
 

Bibliography

Woodside, Robert E., Jr. My Life and Town. Millersburg, PA, 1979.

Woodside, Robert E., Jr.  Pennsylvania Constitutional Law. Sayre, PA: Murelle Printing Company, 1985.