Member Biography

Francis Joseph Lynch 

Member
Sessions Office Position District Party
1973       2 Democrat
1974       2 Democrat
1975       2 Democrat
1976       2 Democrat
1977       2 Democrat
1978       2 Democrat
1979       2 Democrat
1980       2 Democrat
1981       2 Democrat
1982       2 Democrat
1983       2 Democrat
1984       2 Democrat
1985       2 Democrat
1986       2 Democrat
1987       2 Democrat
1988       2 Democrat
1989       2 Democrat
1990       2 Democrat
1991       2 Democrat
1992       2 Democrat
1993       2 Democrat
1994       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


Biography

08/09/1920 - 05/31/1993


Francis Joseph Lynch (D2) Philadelphia County 1973-1993

Early Life:

Francis Joseph Lynch, born August 9, 1921, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Roman Catholic High School; Banks Business College; Saint John’s Night School; Infantry, United States Army,  Purple Heart, wounded, France, World War II, 1942-1946; real estate salesman; tavern owner, Kensington, Fairmont sections of Philadelphia; sales tax investigator, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, 1960-1962; clerk, Board of Revision of Taxes, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, 1962-1965; elected, alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964; leader, 15th Ward Democratic Committee, 1967-1986; member, Democratic State Committee, 1971-1972; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1967- resigned March 26, 1973; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, March 26, 1973-1993; married, Anne M. Neilon, daughters, Margaret Strykowski, Ann Marie Nawrocki; died while in office of the Senate, May 31, 1993, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964. 

Leader, 15th Ward Democratic Committee, 1967-1986.

Member, Democratic State Committee, 1971-1972.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1967- resigned March 26, 1973.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, March 26, 1973-1993; appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), 1989-1993; left a Philadelphia Hospital, cast deciding vote, State Budget of Pennsylvania, Thursday May 27, 1993. William Stinson, seated, November 18, 1993, removed from office by order of the United States District Court, February 18, 1994, Bruce Marks, seated April 28, 1994.

Cited:

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

Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate – 1993–1994"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Tuesday, June 01, 1993 · Page 1

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