Member Biography

William Hoffer Earnest 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1925-1926       15 Republican
1927-1928       15 Republican
1929-1930       15 Republican
1931-1932       15 Republican

COUNTIES: Dauphin  


04/03/1875 - 07/23/1963

William Hoffer Earnest (R15) Dauphin County 1925-1932

Early Life:

William Hoffer Earnest, born April 3, 1875, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Napoleon and Mary A. Hoffer Earnest; Hummelstown High School, 1892; Bloomfield Academy, Perry County, 1893; Lafayette College, 1897; vice principal, Honesdale High School, 1897-1899; attorney; admitted, Wayne County Bar, 1900; admitted, Dauphin County bar, 1901; chairman, Legal Advisory Board, Second Division Dauphin County; Dauphin County Solicitor, 1920-1925; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1925-1932; married, Estelle Penney; died, July 23, 1963 (aged 88), Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Dauphin County Solicitor, 1920-1925. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin County, 1925-1932. 


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

William Hoffer Earnest (1875-1963) - Find a Grave Memorial