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Marcel Groen

Marcel Groen (Born November 2, 1945) is the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Before being selected as the state party chairman, Groen's political experience in Pennsylvania included as Finance Chair of the Bucks County and Montgomery County Democratic Parties as well as Chairman of Montgomery County Democratic Committee since 1994.[1][2]

Marcel Groen
Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Assumed office
September 12, 2015
Preceded by Jim Burn
Personal details
Born (1945-11-02) November 2, 1945 (age 72)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Political party Democratic
Education Temple University (BA, JD)

Early life and educationEdit

Groen was born November 2, 1945 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the son of Rabbi Nardus and Sipora Groen, a holocaust survivor. Groen and his family came to America when he was 10 years old.

Groen graduated from Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1963. He received a BA from Temple University in 1967 and a JD from Temple University School of Law in 1970.[citation needed]


Groen was the founding partner of Groen, Laveson, Goldberg & Rubenstone in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Bucks County Bar Association. Groen was a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP working out of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania office.


  1. ^ "Meet the Chairman | Pennsylvania Democratic Party". 1945-11-02. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  2. ^ Potter, Chris (2015-09-12). "Pennsylvania Democrats select Marcel Groen as party chairman | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jim Burn
Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party