04/08/1908 - 03/02/1986

HELM, William Stuart, a Representative from Armstrong County; born in Cowansville, Armstrong County, Pa., April 8, 1908; attended, Kittanning High School; attended, Pennsylvania State College (now The Pennsylvania State University); attended, Duquesne University; employed, Sun Oil Company; elected, Kittanning Borough School Board (1937-1942); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1940; reelected to serve 11 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Speaker (1957-1958, 1963-1964); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1945-1958, 1963-1964: Subcommittee on Child Welfare Laws, Juvenile Delinquency and Institutions, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Municipal Authorities, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Education, 1947-1948); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1964); appointed, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1964); appointed, executive director, Pennsylvania School Building Authority; died, March 2, 1986 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; interred, Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of W. Stuart Helm, 1941-1964, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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