Member Biography

William Ewing Duffield 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1971       32 Democrat
1972       32 Democrat
1973       32 Democrat
1974       32 Democrat
1975       32 Democrat
1976       32 Democrat
1977       32 Democrat
1978       32 Democrat

COUNTIES: Westmoreland, Fayette  


01/07/1922 - 01/14/2001

William Ewing Duffield (D32) Fayette and Westmoreland Counties 1971-1978 

Early Life:

William Ewing Duffield, born January 7, 1922, Cherry Tree, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; Harvard Law School; United States Army, World War II, 1943-1946; United States Army, Korean conflict, 1950-1952; lawyer; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1971-1978; solicitor, Fayette County; assistant district attorney, Fayette County; chairman, Fayette County Airport Authority; died, January 14, 2001 (age 79 years, 7 days), liver cancer, strokes, Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County; interment, Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Oliver, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

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

Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd district, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, 1971-1978.

Solicitor, Fayette County; assistant district attorney, Fayette County.


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