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MARK B. COHEN


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1973- 1974 202 Democrat
1975- 1976 202 Democrat
1977- 1978 202 Democrat
1979- 1980 202 Democrat
1981- 1982 202 Democrat
1983- 1984 202 Democrat
1985- 1986 202 Democrat
1987- 1988 202 Democrat
1989- 1990 Majority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
1991- 1992 Majority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
1993- 1994 Majority Whip 202 Democrat
1995- 1996 Minority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
1997- 1998 Minority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
1999- 2000 Minority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
2001- 2002 Minority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
2003- 2004 Minority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
2005- 2006 Minority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
2007- 2008 Majority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
2009- 2010 Majority Caucus Chairman 202 Democrat
2011- 2012 202 Democrat
2013- 2014 202 Democrat
2015- 2016 202 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

06/04/1949 -

COHEN, Mark B., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, June 4, 1949 in New York City, New York County, NY; graduated, Central High School, 1966; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1970; graduate study, Temple University, Gratz College, The Pennsylvania State University, Antioch School of Law; J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1993; M.B.A. Lebanon Valley College, 2000; intern, United States Congress (1967), United States Senate (1968); staff member, various political campaigns; vice-chair, 1st Ward Democratic Committee; member, 17th Ward Democratic Executive Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election on May 21, 1974 to serve the remaining 1973 term; Sworn-In, June 10, 1974 and was reelected to serve 21 more consecutive terms; elected, Caucus Chair (January 23, 1990-1992 and 1995-2010); elected, Majority Whip (1993-1994); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1991-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1997-2016); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004, 2008, 2016); columnist, Logan Times; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2016).
 
 
 
Bibliography

Author, several “Laws of Politics” in Paul Dickinson’s The Official Rules (Praeger, 1978) and
     The Official Explanations (Praeger, 1980)
 
Cohen, Mark B., U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Diversity in Higher Education,
    Gratz v. Bollinger  539 U.S. 244 (2003)