Thomas W. Blackwell

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Thomas W. Blackwell
Member of the PennsylvaniaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 190th district
In office
January 4, 2005 [1]  November 30, 2008
Preceded by Michael Horsey
Succeeded by Vanessa Brown
Personal details
Born(1958-08-29)August 29, 1958
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 22, 2017(2017-08-22) (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Children 3
Alma mater Saint Academy
Occupation Community Liaison to Congressman Robert Brady

Thomas W. Blackwell IV (August 29, 1958 [2] – August 22, 2017) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 190th District from 2005 to 2008. [3] He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a father of three, one daughter and two sons. Blackwell was commissioner, of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority; worked for the International Longshoremen's Association as a longshoreman, business agent and eventual president of Local 1332. He lost the 2008 primary election and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Vanessa Brown. He was the son of Lucien E. Blackwell and Gloria L. Blackwell. He was also the step-son of Jannie Blackwell. He died on August 22, 2017, at age 58. [4]

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References

  1. "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2005-01-04.
  2. Former State Rep. Thomas Blackwell has died
  3. "Rep. Thomas Blackwell". Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  4. Former State Rep. Thomas W. Blackwell passes away