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Herbert Joseph McGlinchey (November 7, 1904 – June 25, 1992) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district from 1945 to 1947 and the Pennsylvania Senate for the 5th district from 1965 to 1972.

Herbert J. McGlinchey
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 5, 1965 – November 30, 1972
Preceded byIsrael Stiefel
Succeeded byCharles Dougherty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byFrancis Myers
Succeeded byHugh Scott
Personal details
BornNovember 7, 1904
DiedJune 25, 1992(1992-06-25) (aged 87)
Political partyDemocratic

McGlinchey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked as a manufacturers’ agent, and supervisor of labor and industry for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, from 1935 to 1937. He was a delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1936.[1]

He was elected as a Democrat to the 79th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1946, 1948, and 1956. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Tax Equalization Board from 1957 to 1963. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1965 to 1972.[2]

He is interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum in Mays Landing, New Jersey.[3]


  • United States Congress. "Herbert J. McGlinchey (id: M000451)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis Myers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hugh Scott
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Israel Stiefel
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 5th District
Succeeded by
Charles Dougherty