Bernard Benedict McGinnis (D42) Allegheny (Part) County 1935-1946 (D42) Allegheny (Part) County 1951-1968
Bernard Benedict McGinnis Born in Genesee, December 1, 1878, Genesee Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania; son of Bryan and Ellen Moran McGinnis; acquired night school law degree; employed, National Tube Work, Pennsylvania Railroad; Allegheny County, Solicitor; United States Attorney; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1935-1946; chairman, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, 1939-1964; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1951-1968; married, Hildegard, 1943; died, May 9, 1972 (aged 93), Divine Providence Hospital, North Side Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Allegheny County, Solicitor, United States Attorney.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 42nd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1935-1946; supporting Pittsburgh Mayor David Lawrence setting an electric power strike, 1946, defeated for re‐election, 1946.
Chairman, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, 1939-1964.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 42nd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1951-1966; at age 82, named chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, 1961; terms expiring in 1968 were terminated in 1966 under a court order redistricting the entire state; defeated for re‐election, 1968.
The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Tuesday, May 09, 1972 · Page 23.
New York Times (New York, New York) Wednesday, May 10, 1972, Page 50.