Member Biography

William Cosgrove Hunsicker Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1927-1928       3 Republican
1929-1930       3 Republican
1931-1932       3 Republican
1933-1934       3 Republican
1935-1936       3 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


11/17/1873 - 01/10/1939

Doctor William Cosgrove Hunsicker, Sr. (R3) Philadelphia (Part) County 1927-1936

Early Life:

Doctor William Cosgrove Hunsicker, Sr., born November 17, 1873, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Mennonite Bishop Horace Mann and Mary Ann Cosgrove Hunsicker; early education, private school of Philadelphia, 1883-1886, grammar school, 1886-1888, Central High School, 1888-1890; biological course, University of Pennsylvania, 1890-1892; Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, 1892-1895; intern, Children's Homeopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, 1895,-1896; intern, Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, 1896; clinical assistant, genitourinary department, Hahnemann Dispensary, clinical instructor, professor, genitourinary diseases, Hahnemann Medical College; secretary, treasurer, Philadelphia Medical and Surgical Society, 1899-1904; member, Pennsylvania State, Philadelphia County Homeopathic Medical Societies, Philadelphia Medical and Surgical Society; married, Cornelia Higbee, 1900, two sons, William C., Jr., Horace Higbee Hunsicker; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1927-1936; appointed, head, city of Philadelphia Health Department, 1936-1937; died, January 10, 1939 (aged 65), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 3rd district, Philadelphia (Part) County, Special Election February 1, 1927, unexpired term of William J. McNichol, vacancy, death, December 15, 1926; resigned, January 6, 1936.

Appointed, head, city of Philadelphia Health Department, Mayor S. Davis Wilson, 1936-1939.


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

William Cosgrove Hunsicker (1873-1939) - Find a Grave Memorial