Member Biography

Roy W. Wilt 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1981       50 Republican
1982       50 Republican
1983       50 Republican
1984       50 Republican
1985       50 Republican
1986       50 Republican
1987       50 Republican
1988       50 Republican
1989       50 Republican
1990       50 Republican


07/04/1935 -

Roy William Wilt (R50) 1981-1982 Mercer, Crawford (part), Erie 1983–1990 Crawford, Mercer, Venango

Early Life: 

Roy William Wilt (R50); born Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., July 4, 1935; the son of Raymond E. and Marcella Newman Wilt; graduated, West View North Hills High School; B.A., Thiel College, 1959; M.A., Michigan State University, 1967; served, United States Army Reserves and Pennsylvania National Guard (1960-1966); Dean of Men, Thiel College (1965-1968); married Sonya Mugnani on Aug. 6, 1960; 2 sons: Roy Jr. and Rod

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1968; 8th legislative district, first person newly created; reelected and served for 6 consecutive terms thereafter; resigned from the House, April 21, 1981;

Elected, Special Election, Pennsylvania State Senate (March 31, 1981-1990); reelected 1982 and 1986; elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (1989-1990); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1988); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) member, Great Lakes Comm.; chairman, Natural Resources Committee of Great Lakes Commission; not a candidate for reelection, State Senate (1990) 

Names of any service after Senate –year(s):

Appointed, State Ethics Commission (1993-1998); appointed, chair, Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission (2004-present).

Pa. House of Representatives Biography:


(1987). Pennsylvania manual, 108, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 89