02/05/1942 - 06/09/2020

ROBINSON, William Russell, a Representative from Allegheny County; born on February 5, 1942; graduated, Schenley High School, 1960; B.A., political science, Ohio State, 1964; M.A., political science, Duquesne University, 1972; attended, Howard University; political scientist; educator; political editor, New Pittsburgh Courier; television, radio, and newspaper personality, Pittsburgh; poet; freelance writer; elected, city council, Pittsburgh (1978-1985); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1988; served 6 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Task Force on Higher Education Funding (1994); appointed, Legislative Commission on Restructuring Pennsylvania's Urban Schools (1997); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2002); elected, council, Allegheny County (2003-2015); died, June 9, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Oral History

Rep. William R. Robinson Oral History, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives (December 1, 2008).

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