Member Biography

Thomas P. McCreesh 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1959       4 Democrat
1960       4 Democrat
1961       4 Democrat
1962       4 Democrat
1963       4 Democrat
1964       4 Democrat
1965       4 Democrat
1966       4 Democrat
1967       8 Democrat
1968       8 Democrat
1969       8 Democrat
1970       8 Democrat
1971       8 Democrat
1972       8 Democrat
1973       8 Democrat
1974       8 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


03/02/1928 - 02/19/2016

Thomas P. McCreesh (D2) Philadelphia (Part) County 1959-1966 (D8) Philadelphia (Part) County, 1967-1974 

Early Life:

Thomas P. McCreesh, born March 2, 1928, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of John J. and Susan McCabe McCreesh; Saint Joseph Preparatory School; Saint Joseph College, B.S. Policial Science, 1950; real estate, insurance broker; United States Army, Counter-Intelligence Corps, Korean War Veteran; married, Rita M McTamney McCreesh; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1959-1974; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1960; member, 27th Ward, Democratic Committee; died, February 19, 2016 (aged 87), interment, donated to Medical Science. Specifically: Tom made the decision to will his body to science (Humanity Gifts Registry).

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

Member, Knights of Columbus; Nation Association of Amateur Oarsman; Armaugh Society; West Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Young Men’s Christian Association, Philadelphia; Young Men’s Christian Association, Harrisburg.  

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1959-1966; committee assignments, Banking, Constitutional Changes, Corporations, Elections, Federal Relations, Insurance, Reapportionment. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 8th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1967-1974.


Succeeded, father, John Joseph McCreesh, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1935-1946, 4th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1951-1958.

John Joseph McCreesh Sr. - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Rowing champion, 1948, Penn Athletic Rowing Association. 


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

The Pennsylvania Manual (1963-1964). Stine, C. (Editor). Crouse, J. (Editor). (Volume 96). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 89 and 94. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 81.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Sunday, February 28, 2016, page B09.

Thomas P. McCreesh (1928-2016) - Find a Grave Memorial