Member Biography

William Stewart McKee 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       44 Republican
1917-1918       44 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


06/09/1871 - 04/17/1945

Colonel William Stewart McKee (R44) Allegheny (Part) County 1915-1918

Early Life: 

Colonel William Stewart McKee Born June 9, 1871, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Hanna May McKee; public school education; Iron City College; moved, ranchman, Utah; stair-building business, Pittsburgh, 1891-1898; married, Aseneath Smith Dean McKee, 1891; elected, Captain of Company F, Fourteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, enlisted, Captain of United States Volunteers, Spanish American War,  May 12, 1898, mustered out, February 28, 1899, continuing service, Fourteenth, elected Major, 1905; engaged, Hotel business, Pittsburgh; moved to Homewood, Pennsylvania, after his house burned down, killing his only child; engaged, insurance agent, 1910; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1915-1918; commissioned, Colonel, Mexican Border War, First Brigade, Company, F, Artillery, United States Army Headquarters, February 21, 1916; Commanded, 107th Field Artillery during training at Camp Hancock, Bismarck, North Dakota, France deployment, 1917; United States Commission expired, February 21, 1920; died, April 17, 1945 (aged 74), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1915-1918; committee assignments, Appropriations, City Passenger Railways, Education, Federal Relations, Military Affairs (Chairman), New Counties and County Seats, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Health and Sanitation. (In, United States Military Service)    


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1918). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1085, 1096, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1062.

COL William Stewart McKee (1871-1945) - Find a Grave Memorial