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Pennsylvania State Senate

William W Hart


Session Position District Party
1883-1884 24 Democrat
1885-1886 24 Democrat
 Counties   Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan


1843 - 1916

President Judge William W. Hart was born in Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa., August 23, 1843, the son of Adam and Eleanor (Pollock) Hart; attended public schools, Tuscarora Academy, and Dickinson Seminary; studied law under Hon. John J. Metzger, and was admitted to the Lycoming County bar in 1869.   He was elected District Attorney in 1874; re-elected in 1877; and, in 1882, was elected to the state Senate representing Lycoming, Sullivan, Columbia and Montour counties.  He was a member of the Judiciary Committee and the committees on Municipal Affairs and Education, as well as Inland Navigation. He served as an alternate delegate to the 1884 Chicago Democratic National Convention; and four years later represented the Sixteenth Congressional District at St. Louis, casting his vote for Grover Cleveland for President of the United States. He served a number of years as County Solicitor.  Judge Hart was married, in December 1877, to Florence L. Montgomery, daughter of Dr. Hugh Montgomery, of Muncy, Pa.  He and his wife were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Williamsport, Pa. He died at his home, 726 West Third Street, September 19, 1916, of apoplexy.
Marshall Anspach, Historical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of Lycoming County, Pa., 1961