Harris Wofford

Harris Wofford DEMDemocrat

American politician (1926-2019)

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Harris WoffordDEMDemocrat American politician (1926-2019)
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Age at Death1926-2019
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Harris Llewellyn Wofford Jr. (April 9, 1926 – January 21, 2019) was an American attorney, civil rights activist, and Democratic Party politician who represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1991 to 1995. A noted advocate of national service and volunteering, Wofford was also the fifth president of Bryn Mawr College from 1970 to 1978, served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in 1986 and as Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry in the cabinet of Governor Robert P. Casey from 1987 to 1991, and was a surrogate for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He introduced Obama in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center before Obama's speech on race in America, "A More Perfect Union".

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Yale Law School
University of Chicago
Scarsdale High School
Howard University School of Law
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
United States Senate
1991 - 1995
Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry
1987 - 1991
Senator
United States Senate
1991
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Chair
1986
Lawyer Army Air Force
1944 - 1945