04/14/1931 - 01/07/2010

WILLIAMS, Hardy, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 14, 1931; graduated, West Philadelphia High School; attended, Cheyney Training School for Teachers (now, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania); A.B., The Pennsylvania State University; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania; lieutenant, United States Army (1952-1954, Korean War); lawyer; assistant city solicitor, Philadelphia (1962-1968); unsuccessful campaign for city council, Philadelphia (1965); unsuccessful campaign, mayor, Philadelphia (1971); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1971 term and reelected to the 1973, 1977, 1979 and 1981 terms; appointed, Special Committee to Review Juvenile Unrest and Gang Wars in the Philadelphia Area (1973-1974); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1980); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1983-1998); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1983-1986); appointed, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1983-1988); not a candidate for reelection, State Senate (1998); died on January 7, 2010 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey.

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