Member Biography

Patrick Joseph Henney 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1937-1938       45 Democrat
1939-1940       45 Democrat

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


02/01/1886 - 02/01/1955

 Doctor Patrick Joseph Henney (D45) Allegheny (Part) County 1937-1939

Early Life:

Doctor Patrick Joseph Henney, born February 1, 1886, Carnegie, Alleghney County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry J. and Bridget McDermott Henney; Carnegie elementary school; Carnegie High School; University of Pittsburgh; University of Pennsylvania, medical degree; 1st Lieutenant, United States Army Medical Corps, WWI; Burgess of McKees Rocks, 1933-1937; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1937- resigned 1939; elected, Allegheny County Coroner, 1938-1942; director, Bank of McKees Rocks; married, Helen Connors; died, February 1, 1955 on his birthday, McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Mary Cemetery, Kennedy Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, McKees Rocks Medical Association; Allegheny County Medical Society; Pennsylvania Medical Society; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Burgess of McKees Rocks, 1933-1937.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1937- resigned 1939; Doctor Patrick Joseph Henney, was also Allegheny County Coroner, forced to resign his seat by a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling; James Fulton, elected, November 7, 1939, to fill the vacancy.

Elected, Allegheny County Coroner, 1938-1942.


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

Senate1790-1869 (

Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) February 2, 1955.

Dr. Patrick J. Henney (1886-1955) - Find a Grave Memorial