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W. (Wallace) Louis Coppersmith



Session Office Position District Party
1969 35 Democrat
1970 35 Democrat
1971 35 Democrat
1972 35 Democrat
1973 35 Democrat
1974 35 Democrat
1975 35 Democrat
1976 35 Democrat
1977 35 Democrat
1978 35 Democrat
1979 35 Democrat
1980 35 Democrat
 Counties   Cambria, Westmoreland


07/19/1928 - 01/17/1989

W. (Wallace) Louis Coppersmith (D35) Cambria and Westmoreland Counties 1969-1980

Early Life:

W. (Wallace) Louis Coppersmith, born July 19, 1928, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel George and Bella Glosser Coppersmith; Harvard Law School, 1953; assistant district attorney, County of Cambria, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, 1956-1967; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1969-1980; general counsel, Glosser Brothers Incorporated, Johnstown, 1961-1989; corporation secretary, Glosser Brothers Incorporated, Johnstown, 1986-1989; board directors, Glosser Brothers Incorporated, Johnstown; Commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Television Network, 1979-1980; married, Bernice Evans (d. 1976), children, Samuel, Susan, Beth, married, second, Marian Ungar; died, January 17, 1989, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; interment, Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

Board directors Keystone chapter American Red Cross, Johnstown, 1962; Public television Board, Harrisburg, 1978-1980; trustee, University Pittsburgh, 1977; member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Freemasons, Elks.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Assistant district attorney, County of Cambria, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, 1956-1967.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 35th district, Cambria and Westmoreland Counties, 1969-1980; Chairman, Public Health and Welfare Committee, 1971-1980.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members C"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University

Centre Daily Times (State College, Pennsylvania) Thursday, January 19, 1989, page 13.