MOORHEAD, William Singer

MOORHEAD, William Singer
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


MOORHEAD, William Singer, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 8, 1923; attended Shady Side Academy; graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in 1941 and from Yale University in 1944; served in the United States Navy from 1943 until discharged as a lieutenant (jg.) in 1946 with service in the Pacific Theater; graduated from Harvard Law School in 1949; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and commenced the practice of law in Pittsburgh, Pa.; assistant city solicitor of Pittsburgh 1954-1957; member of Allegheny County Housing Authority 1956-1958 and Pittsburgh Art Commission in 1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; was a resident of The Plains, Va., until his death in Baltimore, Md., on August 3, 1987.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Pittsburgh
Archives Service Center

Pittsburgh, PA
Papers: In the Dick Thornburgh papers, campaign for U.S. Congress, 1966, 5 linear feet. Persons represented include William S. Moorhead.
Photographs: In the Mayor Joseph M. Barr photograph collection, 1956-1969, 154 items. Persons represented include William Moorhead.
Photographs: In the Forrest "Bud" Harris Photograph Collection, ca. 1950-2007, 20 linear feet. Persons represented include William S. Moorhead.

Yale University
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: 1935-1988, 21.75 linear feet. The papers consist of professional correspondence, topical files, legislative files, speeches, writings, and memorabilia which document William Moorhead's career in the House of Representatives from 1958-1980.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: William S. Moorhead, Democratic Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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