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Paul McKinney


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1975 8 Democrat
1977 8 Democrat
1979 8 Democrat
1981 8 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

1923 - 1995

Born in 1923 in Albany, GA; Moved to Darby, PA in 1941, became a merchant marine; Married Bessie Grayson in 1949. McKinney served as a Democratic Party Committeeman and Ward Chairman of West Philadelphia's 60th Ward for a number of years. In 1974 he was elected as Pennsylvania's the first African American state senator. Died June 28, 1995.