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Pennsylvania State Senate

William E Duffield


Session Office Position District Party
1971 32 Democrat
1972 32 Democrat
1973 32 Democrat
1974 32 Democrat
1975 32 Democrat
1976 32 Democrat
1977 32 Democrat
1978 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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