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MARK B. COHEN


 

Sessions

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

 

Archival Collections

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

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