Sessions Office Position District Party
1941-1942 Representative Republican
1943-1944 Representative Republican
1945-1946 Representative Republican
1947-1948 Representative Republican
1949-1950 Representative Republican
1951-1952 Representative Republican
1953-1954 Representative Republican
1955-1956 Representative Republican
1957-1958 Representative Speaker Republican
1959 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1960 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1961 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1962 Representative Minority Policy Committee Chairman Republican
1963 Representative Speaker Republican
1964 Representative Speaker Republican
Counties Armstrong


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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