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Samuel Arthur Weiss (April 15, 1902 – February 1, 1977) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Samuel A. Weiss
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 33rd district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 7, 1946
Preceded byWilliam I. Troutman
Succeeded byFrank Buchanan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byThomas E. Scanlon
Succeeded byRobert J. Corbett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 31st district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJohn McDowell
Succeeded byHerman P. Eberharter
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornApril 15, 1902
Krotowocz, Poland
DiedFebruary 1, 1977(1977-02-01) (aged 74)
Pennsylvania, United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jeannette E. Hoffman
Alma materDuquesne University
Samuel Weiss
Career information
Career history
As player
1925–1926Glassport Odds
As deputy commissioner
1942–1950National Football League


Samuel Weiss was born in Krotowocz, Poland. He immigrated to the United States in 1903 with his parents, who settled in Glassport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925, and from the law department of the same university with a LL.B. in 1927 and J.D. in 1929. He played quarterback with the pro-football team Glassport Odds from 1925 to 1926. He married Jeannette E. Hoffman on June 30, 1930. He was the director of the Roselia Maternity Hospital in Pittsburgh. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939. He joined the NFL as a referee in 1942 and served as Deputy Commissioner of the league from 1942 to 1950.

He was elected in 1940 as a Democrat to the 77th United States Congress and to the two succeeding Congresses. He served until his resignation on January 7, 1946. He was elected in November 1945 as a judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas for the term commencing in January 1946 and served in this capacity until he retired in 1967. After retiring from the bench, he was President of the Pennsylvania State Judicial Administration in 1968.

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  • United States Congress. "Samuel A. Weiss (id: W000257)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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