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William Roy Newsome,, American state official.


Newsome,, William Roy was born on July 8, 1934 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of William R. and Mary (Morgan) Newsome.


Certified, Tollare Folkhögskola, Stockholm, 1959. Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1960. Master in Regional Planning, University North Carolina, 1962.


Planner, Tennessee State Planning Commission, Knoxville, 1959-1962;city planner, Athens (Tennessee) City Government, 1962-1964;campus planner, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1964-1966;regional planner, Atlanta Regional Planning Commission, 1966-1968;planner, Pennsylvania State Planning Board, Harrisburg, 1968-1970;special advisor, Pennsylvania Department Community Affairs, Harrisburg, 1970-1977;special assistant, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, 1977-1981;partner, The GNP Firm, Harrisburg, 1982-1987;director, Governor's Policy Office, Harrisburg, l987-88;special assistant, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Harrisburg, l988-96;retired, 1996. Board directors Pennsylvania Cmty. Development and Finance Corporation, treasurer, since 1996.

Board directors Tri-County Housing Development Corporation, Harrisburg, secretary, 1997-1998, president, since 1998. Board directors Rural Opportunities, Inc., Harrisburg.


Board directors Central Pennsylvania Literary Council, Harrisburg, 1992-1998, president, 1996-1998. Board directors Community Research and Development Group, Burlington, Vermont, since 1996, vice president, since 1997. Member Governor's Building Energy Conservation Committee, Harrisburg, 1989-1998.

Member executive committee Pennsylvania Rural Development Council, 1996-1998. Elected voting official Dauphin County, since 1990. Member planning commission Lower Paxton Township, since 1994, secretary 1996, chairman since 1998.

With United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member American Institute Certified Planners (charter).


Married Mary Grace Daniel, December 22, 1958. Children: William Daniel, Bo Nathan.

William R. Newsome,

Mary (Morgan) Newsome,

Mary Grace Daniel

William Daniel Newsome,

Bo Nathan Newsome,