Member Biography

Richard Woods Williamson 


McElroy, James Thomas Jr, McElroy's Family Memories, Huntingdon, PA: (Author), 1930, page 251

Sessions Office Position District Party
1927-1928       30 Republican
1929-1930       30 Republican
1931-1932       30 Republican
1933-1934       30 Republican

COUNTIES: Blair, Huntingdon  


12/13/1869 - 02/21/1947

Richard Woods Williamson (R30) Blair and Huntingdon Counties 1927-1934

Early Life: 

Richard Wood Williamson, born December 13, 1869, Second Ward, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; son of William McKnight and Rachel Sipes Williamson; preliminary schooling, second Ward, grade schools; Juniata College, 1888; Pennsylvania State College, Beta Theta Po Fraternity, B.S., 1893; attorney; engaged, practice of profession, partner, father, William McKnight Williamson; Corporal, Spanish-American War; elected, Republican, District Attorney of Huntingdon County for two terms; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1927-1934; bachelor; died, Friday February 21, 1947 (aged 77) Auburn, Lee County, Alabama; interment, Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Volunteer, private, Corporal, Spanish-American War; Law practice, Williamson and Williamson, Huntingdon. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Huntingdon Rotary Club; First Presbyterian of Huntingdon; founders, member, Huntingdon County Republican Committee. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, District Attorney of Huntingdon County, two terms three year terms. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, Blair and Huntingdon Counties 1927-1934 


Father, William McKnight Williamson, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Franklin and Huntingdon Counties 1889-1892.  

William McKnight Williamson  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

Dight, J.C., (Director). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). (1927). The Pennsylvania Manual, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 965, 970, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 990        

The Daily News (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania) Friday February 21, 1947, Page 1. 

Richard Woods Williamson (1869-1947) - Find a Grave Memorial