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MARK B. COHEN


 

Sessions

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

 

 
Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. Mark Cohen, 1974-2016, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.
 


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)