10/27/1940 - 12/19/2021

LINCOLN, James William, "Bill," a Representative from Fayette County; born in Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., October 27, 1940; attended, The Pennsylvania State University; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1972; reelected to serve 2 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1978); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1979-1994); elected, Senate Minority Whip (1985-1992); elected, Senate Majority Leader (1993-1994); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1979-1982); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1992); appointed, Legislative Audit Advisory Committee (1981-1994); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1985-1994); chair, Democratic State Committee (1991-1995); not a candidate for reelection to the State Senate (1994); unsuccessful campaign, commissioner, Fayette County (2003); gubernatorial appointee, commissioner and secretary-treasurer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (2004-2013); member, State Transportation Advisory Board; died, December 19, 2021 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

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