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