Member Biography

John F. Byrne Sr.

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Sessions Office Position District Party
1951-1952       8 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


Biography

02/21/1911 - 08/06/1965


John F. Byrne, Sr. (D8) Philadelphia County 1951-1952    

Early Life:

John F. Byrne, Sr., born February 21, 1911, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Saint Joseph Preparatory School; La Salle College, business degree; engaged, real estate, insurance broker; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1951- resigned, 1952; elected, Democrat, Philadelphia City Council, Northeast Philadelphia's 10th district, 1952-1958; appointed, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 1958-1965; died, August 6, 1965 (aged 54) Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 8th district, Philadelphia County, 1951- resigned, 1952.   

Elected, Democrat, Philadelphia City Council, Northeast Philadelphia's 10th district, 1952-1958.

Appointed, Governor George Michael Leader, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 1958-1965.  

Legacy:

Son, Pennsylvania State Senator John F. Byrne, Jr., 6th district, Philadelphia County, 1967-1970.

John F. Byrne Jr. - Pennsylvania Senate Library (pasen.gov)

Byrne Golf Club, Northeast Philadelphia, was renamed in honor of John F. Byrne, Sr.

Cited:

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Daily Courier, The (Connellsville, Pennsylvania) Saturday August 7, 1965, · Page 1.