Member Biography

William "Bill" L. Slocum 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1997       25 Republican
1998       25 Republican
1999       25 Republican
2000       25 Republican


11/11/1947 -

William "Bill" L. Slocum (R25) Cameron, Forest, McKean, Elk, Potter, Warren, Clearfield (Part), Erie (Part), Jefferson (Part), Venango (Part) 1997-2000

Early Life:

William "Bill" L. Slocum, born November 11, 1947, Franklin, Pennsylvania; son of William C. and Dorothy Shaffstall; Youngsville High School, 1965; Insurance Sales, Bankers Life, 1977-1979; Jamestown Community College, (A.S.), 1990; University of Pittsburgh (B.A.), business management, 1993; Borough Manager, Youngsville Borough, 1990-1996; Vice-President, Warren County Development Association; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1997-2000; married, Connie Lind, children, Bryan, Robert.

Early Career:

Insurance Sales, Bankers Life, 1977-1979; Youngsville borough manager, public works supervisor; Vice-President, Warren County Development Association.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

President, Warren-Erie Counties American Legion Baseball League; member, Brokenstraw Valley Jaycees; regional vice-president, Pennsylvania Jaycees; vice-president, Warren Area Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame; Warren County Development Association; vice-chair, Warren County Solid Waste Authority; board of directors, Warren County Chamber of Commerce; Vice-Chairman, Warren County Solid Waste Authority; member, Sons of America Legion Squad #658; officer, Free and Accepted Masons, Stillwater Lodge #547; Consistory of the Valley of Coudersport; Zem Zem Temple of Erie; Lutheran Church.  


Brokenstraw Grange #407 Community Service Award- 1991; Pennsylvania Landowners’ Association Senator of the Year, 1998.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected Pennsylvania State Senate, 25th district, 1997-2000; committee assignments, Agricultural and Rural Affairs (Chairman), Appropriations, Community and Economic Development, Game and Fisheries, Local Government; member, Hardwoods Development Council; member, Majority Policy Committee Taskforce on Workforce Development; resigned, June 1, 2000. 


Pennsylvania Manual, (Volume 114). (December 1999). Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-21.