Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1976 Representative 50 Democrat
1977 Representative 50 Democrat
1978 Representative 50 Democrat
1979 Representative 50 Democrat
1980 Representative 50 Democrat
1981 Representative 50 Democrat
1982 Representative 50 Democrat
1983 Representative 50 Democrat
1984 Representative 50 Democrat
1985 Representative 50 Democrat
1986 Representative 50 Democrat
1987 Representative 50 Democrat
1988 Representative 50 Democrat
1989 Representative Majority Whip 50 Democrat
1990 Representative Majority Whip 50 Democrat
1991 Representative Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1992 Representative Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1993 Representative Speaker 50 Democrat
1994 Representative Speaker 50 Democrat
1995 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1996 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1997 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1998 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
1999 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2000 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2001 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2002 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2003 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2004 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2005 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2006 Representative Minority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2007 Representative Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2008 Representative Majority Floor Leader 50 Democrat
2009 Representative Majority Whip 50 Democrat
2010 Representative Majority Whip 50 Democrat
2011 Representative 50 Democrat
2012 Representative 50 Democrat
Counties Fayette, Greene, Washington

Biography

04/18/1950 -


Fayette and Green Counties (1976-1982), Fayette, Green and Washington Counties (1983-2012)

DeWEESE, H. William, a Representative from Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 18, 1950; graduated, Waynesburg High School, 1968; B.A., history, Wake Forest University, 1972; first lieutenant, United States Marine Corps (1972-1975); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in a Special Election on April 27, 1976 to serve the remaining 1975 term; Sworn-In, May 10, 1976 and reelected to 18 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Whip (January 23, 1990-1990, 2009-December 15, 2009); elected, Majority Leader (January 23, 1990-1992; 2007-2008); elected, Speaker (1993-1994); elected, Minority Leader (1995-2006); appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island (1979); appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (1981-1984); appointed, Select Commitee to Investigate the Crisis in Staffing of Welfare Offices in the Commonwealth (1984); appointed, Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Flooding of the Monongahela River Basin (1986); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1989-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (1993-2004); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1993-2000, 2003-2004); appointed, House Select Committee on Violence (1994); resigned from the House, April 24, 2012. 



Archival Collections


Papers of Hon. H. William DeWeese, 1975-2012, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.