|William Graham Sesler|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate|
from the 49th district
January 1, 1961 – November 30, 1972
|Preceded by||C. Arthur Blass|
|Succeeded by||Quentin Orlando|
|Constituency||Part of Erie County|
|Born||April 18, 1928|
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||May 22, 2017 (aged 89)|
Erie, Pennsylvania, US
|Spouse(s)||Cecily P. Sesler|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||Korean War|
William Graham Sesler (April 18, 1928 – May 22, 2017) was a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, serving from 1961 to 1972. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1970 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania against Hugh Scott.
Born in 1928 to Frederick A. Sesler and Pauline Dixson, Sesler was the youngest of three boys, an older brother, Frederick D. Sesler, and a twin, Thomas R. Sesler. He went to Academy High School.
He attended Kenyon College and joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He became a first lieutenant. After serving in the Air Force, he went to University of Michigan Law School.
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C. Arthur Blass
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 49th District
|Party political offices|
|Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
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