Member Biography

William Stover Rahauser 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1947-1948       45 Democrat

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


09/22/1902 - 10/09/1990

William Stover Rahauser (D45) Allegheny (Part) County 1947-1948

Early Life:            

William Stover Rahauser, born September 22, 1902, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of George and Ida Rahauser; Mercersburg Academy; Washington and Jefferson College, 1926; University of Pittsburgh, M.D., 1927; Duquesne University Law School; admitted bar, 1933; practiced law, Rahauser, Royston, VanderVoot and Robb; married, Pauline Currie Darnell Rahauser, 1932; lieutenant commander, submarine, United States Navy, World War II; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1947- resigned 1948; District Attorney, Allegheny County, 1948; Judge Orphans Court, Allegheny County, 1951-1981; Senior judge Allegheny County, 1981-1981; died, October 9, 1990 (aged 88), West Hills Health Care Center, Moon Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. 

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

Member, American Pennsylvania Allegheny County Bar associations; director emeritus Suburban General Hospital. Member, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Military Order of World Wars, Shrine Club, Knights Templar, Sons of American Revolution.   

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1947-1948; resigned, January 2, 1948.

District Attorney, Allegheny County, 1947.

Judge Orphans Court, Allegheny County, 1951-1981. 

Senior judge Allegheny County, 1981-1981. 


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

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) Friday October 12, 1990, • Page 4

William Stover Rahauser (1902-1990) - Find a Grave Memorial