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Willard S. Curtin

Willard Sevier Curtin (November 28, 1905 – February 4, 1996) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Willard S. Curtin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byKarl C. King
Succeeded byEdward G. Biester, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1905-11-28)November 28, 1905
Trenton, New Jersey
DiedFebruary 4, 1996(1996-02-04) (aged 90)
Fort Myers, Florida
Political partyRepublican

Willard S. Curtin was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He moved to Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his parents in 1911. He graduated from Penn State University in 1929 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1932.

Curtin served as assistant district attorney of Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1938 to 1949, and as district attorney from 1949 to 1953. He was a county committeeman to the Pennsylvania State Republican Committee from 1954 to 1956.

Curtin was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses. He defeated noted author (and Doylestown, Bucks County native) James A. Michener in the 1962 election. [1] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1966.


  • United States Congress. "Willard S. Curtin (id: C001005)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Karl C. King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward G. Biester, Jr.