Philip W. McKinney

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Portrait of Governor McKinney

Philip Watkins McKinney (March 17, 1832 – March 1, 1899) was an American politician who served as the 41st Governor of Virginia from 1890 to 1894. Born in New Store, in Buckingham County, he attended Hampden-Sydney College, graduating in the class of 1851. McKinney served as a Confederate officer in the American Civil War in Company K, 4th Virginia Cavalry. He beat Republican William Mahone in the 1889 Virginia gubernatorial election winning 57.19% of the vote.

He died in 1899 and was interred at Westview Cemetery, Farmville, Virginia. His Queen-Anne-style house still stands in Farmville.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fitzhugh Lee
Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Charles Triplett O'Ferrall