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James William Lincoln


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1979 32 Democrat
1980 32 Democrat
1981 32 Democrat
1982 32 Democrat
1983 32 Democrat
1984 32 Democrat
1985 32 Democrat
1986 32 Democrat
1987 32 Democrat
1988 32 Democrat
1989 32 Democrat
1990 32 Democrat
1991 32 Democrat
1992 32 Democrat
1993 32 Democrat
1994 32 Democrat
 Counties   Fayette, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland

Biography

10/27/1940 - 12/19/2021

James William, "Bill” Lincoln, (D32) Fayette, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland Counties 1979-1994

Early Life: 

James William, "Bill” Lincoln, born October 27, 1940, Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of Phillip and Catherine Goodwin Lincoln; graduated, Connellsville High School, 1958; attended Penn State University; shoe salesman, Raub Shoe Store; milkman, Country Belle Dairy; district judge, two terms; married Sandra Gambone, four sons, James William Lincoln Jr.; Eric Lincoln; Jerry Lincoln, and Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln; married, Kathy (Colborn) Lincoln, 2007; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1972-1978; not a candidate for reelection, 1978; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 1979-1994; elected, Senate Minority Whip 1985-1992, elected, Senate Majority Leader 1993-1994; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1979-1982); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1992); appointed, Legislative Audit Advisory Committee 1981-1994; appointed, Joint State Government Commission 1985-1994; chair, Democratic State Committee 1991-1995; not a candidate for reelection 1994; unsuccessful campaign, commissioner, Fayette County (2003); gubernatorial appointee, commissioner and secretary-treasurer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (2004-2013); member, State Transportation Advisory Board; died, December 19, 2021, Parkinson ’s Disease, Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Interment will be private. 

Early Career:

Shoe, salesman, Raub Shoe Store; milkman, Country Belle Dairy

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Saint Aloysius Church; trustee, University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Politics:

District Judge, two terms

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1972; reelected to serve 2 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1978).

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd district, Fayette, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland Counties, 1979-1994; elected, Senate Minority Whip 1985-1992, elected, Senate Majority Leader 1993-1994; minority chair, Education Committee, member Environmental Resources and Energy Committee 1985-1986; Chairman Game and Fisheries and Rules and Executive Nomination Committees, member, Aging and Youth, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Communications and High Technology, Education, Environmental Resources and Energy and Transportation Committees, 1993-1994; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1979-1982); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1992); appointed, Legislative Audit Advisory Committee 1981-1994; appointed, Joint State Government Commission 1985-1994; chair, Democratic State Committee 1991-1995; not a candidate for reelection 1994.  

Names of any service after Senate –year(s):

Unsuccessful campaign, commissioner, Fayette County (2003).  

Appointee, Governor Edward Gene Rendell, commissioner and secretary-treasurer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (2004-2013); member, State Transportation Advisory Board.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=388&body=H

Cited: 

Doukas; Ozzie (Ed.). (1984-1985). The Pennsylvania manual, 107. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 76 and 94. McQuown, Lynn S. (CoEditor) Ehgartner, Jr., George J. (CoEditor)  (1993-1994). The Pennsylvania manual, 111. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-17 and 3-35