Member Biography

William Wayne Hindman Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       26 Democrat
1917-1918       26 Democrat


12/18/1881 - 03/18/1952

William Wayne Hindman, Sr. (D26) Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk and Forest Counties 1915-1918

Early Life:

William Wayne Hindman, Sr., born December 18, 1881 Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania; son of Judge William Alexander and Margaret Shallenberger Hindman; Clarion public school education; Kiskiminetas Spring School (now Kiski School), Saltsburg, Pennsylvania; Princeton University; admitted to practice law, attorney, Clarion County, 1907; director, Citizens' Trust Company, Clarion, Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1915-1918; honorary Vice-President, Democratic National Convention, 1916; engaged, banking, lumbering, farming; married, Virginia Stone, children, Elizabeth "Bettie" Stone Hindman, William Wayne Hindman, Jr.; died, March 18,1952, cremated, ashes scattered. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk and Forest Counties, 1915-1918; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Congressional Apportionment, Exposition Affairs, Federal Relations, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary General, Legislative Apportionment.

Honorary Vice-President, Democratic National Convention, 1916.


Father, William Alexander Hindman, President Judge of Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Kiskiminetas Springs School, oldest remaining non-military all-boys boarding school in the United States.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1918). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1084, 1091-1094, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1062. 

The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Hillidge to Hinerman