|United States Senator|
May 9, 1991 – January 3, 1995
|Appointed by||Robert P. Casey|
|Preceded by||H. John Heinz III|
|Succeeded by||Rick Santorum|
|Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry|
March 23, 1987 – May 8, 1991
|Governor||Robert P. Casey|
|Preceded by||James Knepper|
|Succeeded by||Tom Foley|
|Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party|
June 28, 1986 – December 6, 1986
|Preceded by||Edward Mezvinsky|
|Succeeded by||Larry Yatch|
|President of Bryn Mawr College|
|Preceded by||Katharine Elizabeth McBride|
|Succeeded by||Mary Patterson McPherson|
Harris Llewellyn Wofford, Jr.
April 9, 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 21, 2019 (aged 92)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Clare Lindgren |
(m.1948-96, her death)
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
Howard University Law School
Yale Law School
|Branch/service||United States Army Air Forces|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Harris Llewellyn Wofford, Jr. (April 9, 1926 – January 21, 2019) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party who represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1991 to 1995.
Career[change | change source]
Wofford was also the fifth president of Bryn Mawr College from 1970 to 1978, served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in 1986, 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.
Personal life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Wofford Is Sworn In As P.A. Labor Secretary". The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 24, 1987. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- Stoffer, Harry (June 30, 1986). "PA Democrats Elect Wofford Chairman". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
- Neri, Al (December 4, 1986). "Casey expected to back Yatch to direct Democrats in state". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
- "THE 1991 ELECTION: The Winner Man in the News: Harris Llewellyn Wofford Jr.; Backstage No Longer". The New York Times. November 7, 1991.
- "Clare Wofford, 69, Not Just A Politician's Wife". philly-archives.
- "Matthew Charlton Biography". Daily Entertainment News. April 2016.
- "Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man". The New York Times. April 24, 2016.
- Harris Wofford, civil rights activist who helped Kennedy win the White House, dies at 92
Other websites[change | change source]
- Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award
- Peace Corps biography of Harris Wofford
- Trailer for upcoming documentary on Harris Wofford