Member Biography

William C. Heinle 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1899-1900       34 Democrat
1901-1902       34 Democrat


11/30/1850 - 06/15/1913

William C. Heinle (D34) Centre, Clearfield, Clinton Counties 1899-1900 

Early Life:

William C Heinle, born November 30, 1849, Miles Township, Centre County; public school education; Rebersburg Normal School; schoolteacher; principal, Philipsburg public schools, 1872; principal, Bellefonte public schools, 1875; principal, preparatory department, Pennsylvania State College (now, Pennsylvania State University); studied law; attorney, admitted, Centre County bar, 1878; elected, Democratic County Committee; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1902; unsuccessful campaign, United States, House of Representatives, 21st district, 1911; married, Rosa Woods, (d.1881); died, June 15, 1913 (aged 62), Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 34th district, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton Counties, 1899-1902; committee assignments, Agriculture, Canals and Inland Navigation, Education, Forestry, Judiciary General, Legislative Apportionment, Library, Pensions and Gratuities.

Unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, 21st district, 1911.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1901) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1182, 1187-1190, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1155. 

William C. Heinle (1850-1913) - Find a Grave Memorial