Clementa C. Pinckney

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Clementa C. Pinckney
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 45th district
In office
2001–2015
Preceded byMcKinley Washington, Jr.
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 122nd district
In office
1997–2000
Succeeded byR. Thayer Rivers, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1973-07-30)July 30, 1973
Beaufort, South Carolina
DiedJune 17, 2015(2015-06-17) (aged 41)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jennifer
ProfessionMinister

Clementa Carlos Pinckney (July 30, 1973 – June 17, 2015) was an American Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 45th District since 2000. He was previously a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1997 through 2000.[1]

Pinckney was a senior pastor at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston.[2][3] He died, along with eight others, in a mass shooting at an evening bible study at his church on June 17, 2015.[4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cleary, Tom (18 June 2015). "Clementa Pinckney Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. Pinckney, Reverend Honorable Clementa C. (20 February 2015). "Civil Rights Ride 2013 – Clementa C. Pinckney, SC Senate, Pastor Mother Emanuel A.M.E." Mullikin Law Firm. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. Pinckney, Clementa. "SC Blue Jamboree 2013 Part 4: Clementa Pinckney". South Carolina Blue Jamboree 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. Johnson, M. Alex (17 June 2015). "'This Was a Hate Crime': Nine People Killed at Historic South Carolina Church". NBC News. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. Staff (18 June 2015). "Nine shot, multiple fatalities reported in downtown church shooting". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. Bruton, F. Brinley (18 June 2015). "Charleston Church Shooting: Rev. Clementa Pinckney Among the Victims". NBC News. Retrieved 18 June 2015.

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