|William J. Coyne|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||William S. Moorhead|
|Succeeded by||Mike Doyle|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
January 5, 1971 – November 30, 1972
|Preceded by||Frank W. O'Brien|
|Succeeded by||James A. Romanelli|
|Born||William Joseph Coyne|
August 24, 1936
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||November 3, 2013 (aged 77)|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Robert Morris College|
William Joseph Coyne (August 24, 1936 – November 3, 2013) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1981 to 2003.
Early life and education[edit | edit source]
He served for two years in the United States Army in 1955–1957. He served as a supply sergeant in Korea. After completing his military service, he set up a private accounting firm.
Political career[edit | edit source]
From 1970 to 1972 he was member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and a member of the Pittsburgh City Council from 1974 to 1980.
Congress[edit | edit source]
Coyne was elected to Congress in 1980, succeeding 24-year incumbent William S. Moorhead in a district taking in most of Pittsburgh. He was reelected ten times, never facing serious opposition. He was a longtime member of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means
Retirement and death[edit | edit source]
In 2002, Coyne's district was combined with the district of Mike Doyle, a somewhat more moderate Democrat. Although the new district contained more of Coyne's territory than Doyle's, Coyne retired to avoid the possibility of two Democratic incumbents facing each other in the primary elections.
Coyne died at the age of 77 on November 3, 2013, two months after falling and sustaining head injuries.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Hopey, Don (November 3, 2013). "William Coyne, retired long-time congressman from Pittsburgh, dies - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Post-gazette.com. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2013/11/03/William-Coyne-retired-ling-time-congressman-from-Pittsburgh-dies/stories/201311030207. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
- "William J. Coyne Biography". www.house.gov/coyne. United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on May 24, 1998. https://web.archive.org/web/19980524014105/http://www.house.gov/coyne/bio.htm. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
- "Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District". www.house.gov/coyne. United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on January 16, 2001. https://web.archive.org/web/20010116164646/http://www.house.gov/coyne/district_14.htm. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- William J. Coyne at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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- Voting record at the Washington Post
- Congressman William J. Coyne's Webpage at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- William J. Coyne at Find a Grave
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