COHEN, Mark B., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, June 4, 1949 in New York City, New York County, NY; graduated, Central High School, 1966; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1970; graduate study, Temple University, Gratz College, The Pennsylvania State University, Antioch School of Law; J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1993; M.B.A. Lebanon Valley College, 2000; intern, United States Congress (1967), United States Senate (1968); staff member, various political campaigns; vice-chair, 1st Ward Democratic Committee; member, 17th Ward Democratic Executive Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election on May 21, 1974 to serve the remaining 1973 term; Sworn-In, June 10, 1974 and was reelected to serve 21 more consecutive terms; elected, Caucus Chair (January 23, 1990-1992 and 1995-2010); elected, Majority Whip (1993-1994); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1991-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1997-2016); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004, 2008, 2016); columnist, Logan Times; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2016).
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This collection reflects the 42 year career of Representative Mark B. Cohen. During that time, Cohen fought for laws regarding same sex marriage, education, adoption, and health care all of which are seen throughout his legislative works. He served as Majority Caucus Chairman for 3 terms (1989-1990, 1991-1992, 2009-2010), Majority Whip (1993-1994), and Minority Caucus Chairman ( 1995- 2006). He served on the State Government Committee as Minority Chair. This collection contains...
1974 - 2016; Acquisition: 2016-11-17
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This collection contains extensive material from 1974 to 2016 regarding Mark Cohen’s legislative work. This collection contains a mix of materials including campaign materials regarding Tom Kovach’s 1997 campaign, pamphlets from the Pennsylvania Society, handwritten drafts of letters and speeches, survey’s regarding public opinion and voter registration, extensive material regarding the 2001 and the 2011 redistricting, including articles, court opinions, Cohen’s testimony to the House Human...
1974 - 2016; Acquisition: 2017-08-31; Acquisition: 2017-10-10