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Pennsylvania State Senate

William E Duffield


Session Year Position District Party
1971 32 Democrat
1973 32 Democrat
1975 32 Democrat
1977 32 Democrat
 Counties   Fayette, Westmoreland


1922 - 2001

William Ewing Duffield (1922-2001) — also known as William E. Duffield — of Pennsylvania. Born in Cherry Tree, Indiana County, Pa., January 7, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 32nd District, 1971-78. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks. Disbarred in 1975 for mishandling cases and client funds; reinstated to the bar in 1978. Convicted in 1980 on 11 federal counts of mail fraud and one count of perjury; served six months in federal prison. Disbarred again in 1994 for mishandling a murder case. Died, of cancer and strokes, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., January 14, 2001. Interment at Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
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