Roy William Wilt (R50) 1981-1982 Mercer, Crawford (part), Erie 1983–1990 Crawford, Mercer, Venango
Roy William Wilt (R50); born Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., July 4, 1935; the son of Raymond E. and Marcella Newman Wilt; graduated, West View North Hills High School; B.A., Thiel College, 1959; M.A., Michigan State University, 1967; served, United States Army Reserves and Pennsylvania National Guard (1960-1966); Dean of Men, Thiel College (1965-1968); married Sonya Mugnani on Aug. 6, 1960; 2 sons: Roy Jr. and Rod
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1968; 8th legislative district, first person newly created; reelected and served for 6 consecutive terms thereafter; resigned from the House, April 21, 1981;
Elected, Special Election, Pennsylvania State Senate (March 31, 1981-1990); reelected 1982 and 1986; elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (1989-1990); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1988); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) member, Great Lakes Comm.; chairman, Natural Resources Committee of Great Lakes Commission; not a candidate for reelection, State Senate (1990)
Names of any service after Senate –year(s):
Appointed, State Ethics Commission (1993-1998); appointed, chair, Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission (2004-present).
Pa. House of Representatives Biography:
(1987). Pennsylvania manual, 108, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 89