Member Biography

James Edward Willard 


1969 PA Manual; also SS Index

Sessions Office Position District Party
1969       50 Republican
1970       50 Republican

COUNTIES: Mercer, Crawford, Erie  


11/20/1903 - 04/27/1988

James Edward Willard (R50) Crawford, Erie (Part) and Mercer Counties 1969-1970

Early Life:

James Edward Willard, born November 20, 1903, Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; son of James W. and Edith Barker Willard; Farrell High School, 1922; graveside equipment, burial vaults, businessman; elected, Shenango Township Republican Committee, 1950-1951; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1957-1966, not a candidate for reelection, 1967 term; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1969-1970; married, Cornelia E. Anderson; died, April 27, 1988 (aged 84), Pulaski, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; interment, Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Shenango Township Republican Committee, 1950-1951. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1957-1966.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 50th district, Crawford, Erie (Part) and Mercer Counties, 1969-1970.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

James Edward Willard (1903-1988) - Find a Grave Memorial