First Lieutenant William Graham Sesler (D49) Erie County 1961-1972
First Lieutenant William Graham Sesler, Born April 18, 1928, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of Frederick Allen Sesler and Nina Pauline Dixson Sesler; Academy High School, Erie, Pennsylvania; cum laude, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; First Lieutenant, Combined Command for Reconnaissance Activities, CCRAK Special Forces Unit, meritorious service, Bronze Star, United States Air Force, Korean War; GI Bill, University of Michigan Law School; admitted, Pennsylvania Bar, 1957; attorney, law firm, Sesler and Sesler; married, Cecily Ann Parke, 1958 children, Greg, Doug, Elizabeth Sesler-Beckman; engaged, real estate; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 1961-1972; alternate delegate, Pennsylvania, Democratic National Convention, 1964; unsuccessful candidate, United States Senate, 1970; died, May 22, 2017, (age89) UPMC Hamot, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jaycees; Tau Kappa Alpha.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49thd district, Erie County, 1961-1972
Alternate delegate, Pennsylvania, Democratic National Convention, 1964.
Unsuccessful candidate, United States Senate, against Hugh Scott, 1970.