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Richard Woods Williamson


Photo credit:

McElroy, James Thomas Jr, McElroy's Family Memories, Huntingdon, PA: (Author), 1930, page 251

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1927-1928 30 Republican
1929-1930 30 Republican
1931-1932 30 Republican
1933-1934 30 Republican
 Counties   Blair, Huntingdon

Biography

1869 -

Senator Richard W. Williamson was born at Huntingdon, Pa., in the Second Ward, December 13, 1869.  Preliminary schooling, Second Ward, grade schools.  In 1888 attended Juniata College, and in 1893 graduated from Penna. State College, Fraternity (Beta Theta Po).  He was an attorney-at-law; was a partner with his father.  Was a volunteer in the Spanish-American War; started as private and finished as Corporal. A Republican.  A Rotarian, and a Presbyterian.  Was District Attorney of Huntingdon County for two terms.  He was elected to the State Senate in 1926, representing Blair and Huntingdon counties with a population of 162,182.  Had one brother, William W., a stock broker, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  One sister, Frances W. Laughlin, Philadelphia, Pa.