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H. WILLIAM DEWEESE


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1976 50 Democrat
1977 50 Democrat
1978 50 Democrat
1979 50 Democrat
1980 50 Democrat
1981 50 Democrat
1982 50 Democrat
1983 50 Democrat
1984 50 Democrat
1985 50 Democrat
1986 50 Democrat
1987 50 Democrat
1988 50 Democrat
1989 Majority Whip 50 Democrat
1990 Majority Whip 50 Democrat
1991 Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1992 Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1993 Speaker 50 Democrat
1994 Speaker 50 Democrat
1995 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1996 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1997 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1998 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1999 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2000 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2001 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2002 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2003 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2004 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2005 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2006 Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2007 Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2008 Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2009 Majority Whip 50 Democrat
2010 Majority Whip 50 Democrat
2011 50 Democrat
2012 50 Democrat
 Counties   Fayette, Greene, Washington

Biography

04/18/1950 -

Fayette and Green Counties (1976-1982), Fayette, Green and Washington Counties (1983-2012)

DeWEESE, H. William, a Representative from Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 18, 1950; graduated, Waynesburg High School, 1968; B.A., history, Wake Forest University, 1972; first lieutenant, United States Marine Corps (1972-1975); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in a Special Election on April 27, 1976 to serve the remaining 1975 term; Sworn-In, May 10, 1976 and reelected to 18 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Whip (January 23, 1990-1990, 2009-December 15, 2009); elected, Majority Leader (January 23, 1990-1992; 2007-2008); elected, Speaker (1993-1994); elected, Minority Leader (1995-2006); appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (1981-1984); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1989-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (1993-2004); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1993-2000, 2003-2004); resigned from the House, April 24, 2012. 



Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. H. William DeWeese, 1976-2012, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.