Member Biography

William W Hart 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1883-1884       24 Democrat
1885-1886       24 Democrat


08/23/1843 - 09/19/1916

President Judge William W. Hart (D24) Columbia, Lycoming, Montour and Sullivan Counties 1883-1886

Early Life: 

President Judge William W. Hart, born August 23, 1843, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, son of Adam and Eleanor Pollock Hart; public school education; Tuscarora Academy, Dickinson Seminary; studied law under Honorable John J. Metzger, admitted, Lycoming County bar, 1869; elected, District Attorney, 1874; re-elected, 1877; married, Frances Montgomery Hart, 1877; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1882-1886; alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1884; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1888;; died, September 19, 1916, acute indigestion, home, 726 West Third Street, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; interment, Muncy Cemetery, Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

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

Member, First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Lycoming County Solicitor.

Elected, District Attorney, 1874; re-elected, 1877.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour and Sullivan Counties, 1883-1886; committee assignments, Canal and Inland Navigation, Education, Federal Relations, Judiciary Special, Municipal Affairs.

Alternate delegate, Chicago, Illinois, Democratic National Convention, 1884.

Sixteenth Congressional District, Saint Louis, Missouri, Democratic National Convention, cast vote, Grover Cleveland, President, United States, 1888.

President Judge, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 1901-1911, declined re-election.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1885). Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 843, 849-851, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 809.

William W. Hart (1843-1916) - Find a Grave Memorial