Francis Joseph Lynch (D2) Philadelphia County 1973-1993
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.
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.
Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate – 1993–1994". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
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