Constance Hess "Connie" Williams (D17) includes parts of Delaware County and Montgomery County
Constance Hess "Connie" Williams (D17), June 27, 1944, Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, daughter of Norma (1921-2010) late Leon Hess (1914 – 1999) ; Rutgers Preparatory School, 1962; Pine Manor College, 1964; Barnard College of Columbia University (B.A.), English, 1966; Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.), 1980; fellow: Philadelphia Academy of Physicians; Married Sankey V. Williams, the Sol Katz Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the chief of general internal medicine at the university hospital; two children; vice president and director, Hess Foundation
Leon Hess and Norma Wilentz. Her father was the founder of the Hess Corporation, the owner of the New York Jets; her mother was the daughter of David T. Wilentz, who served as New Jersey Attorney General (1934–1944) and successfully prosecuted Bruno Hauptmann, Lindbergh kidnapping trial, the niece of Robert Wilentz, who served as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (1979–1996). The oldest of three children, she is the sister of John B. Hess, the former chairman and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hess Corporation.
fellow: Philadelphia Academy of Physicians; board member: National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harcum College AIM Program, Valley Forge & Haverford Optimists, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Governor’s Advisory Committee on Minority & Women Business Opportunities, Norristown Farm Park; board of trustees: Episcopal Academy; member: Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, Forum of Executive Women, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, Montgomery County Seat Economic Revitalization Commission; chair: Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.; co-chair: Pennsylvania New Democratic Coalition; honorary chief: King of Prussia Fire Company; honorary life member: Swedesburg Fire Company (Trostle, 2007). Special project coordinator, Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, 1993-1994; chair, Lower Merion and Narberth Township Democratic Committee
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Board member: National Museum of American Jewish History Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harcum College AIM Program, Valley Forge & Haverford Optimists, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Governor’s Advancement Committee on Minority & Women Business Opportunities, Norristown Farm Park; board of trustees: Epis. Academy; member: Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, Forum of Executive Women, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, Montgomery County Seat Economy. Revitalization Committee; chairman: Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.; co-chair: Pennsylvania New Democratic Coalition
Awards: Pennsylvania Committee on Women Woman of the Year-2007, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Legislator of the Year-2006, Barnard College Distinguished Alumna-2006, Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society Government Award-2006, National Association of Society Workers Citizen of the Year-2006, Cabrini College Ivy Young Willis Award-2005, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council Leadership Award-2004, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Free Enterprise Award-2002, 2004, 2006, Pennsylvania Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Breastfeeding Friendly business-2004, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Authority Legislative Leadership-2004, Senior Citizens of Ardmore Service & Support-2004; honorary chief: King of Prussia Fire Company; honorary life member: Swedesburg Fire Company
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1997, 1999, and 2001 terms; resigned from the House, December 3, 2001
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania Senate in a special election November 6, 2001; Minority Caucus Administrator, 2005, 2007; member: Communications and Technology Committee; not a candidate for re-election in 2008
Names of any service after Senate –year(s):
Appointed, Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission (2003-2006); member, Democratic State Committee
Pa. House of Representatives Biography:
Connie Williams Pennsylvania State Senator. (2008, November 18). About Connie. https://www.webcitation.org/5cPbeLRjC?url=http://www.senatorconniewilliams.com/about.asp
Jesse Teitelbaum. (2008, September 24). Oral history project interview with: The Honorable Constance H. Williams (D), 149th District, Montgomery County, 1997-2001. Pennsylvania House of Representatives Bipartisan Management Committee. https://www.house.state.pa.us/bmc/archives/transcripts/Williams.pdf
Trostle, S. (Ed.). (2007). The Pennsylvania manual, 118. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-26.