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

Rowing champion, 1948, Penn Athletic Rowing Association.


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.