Philip W. McKinney
|Philip Watkins McKinney|
|Portrait of Governor McKinney|
|41st Governor of Virginia|
|Lieutenant||James Hoge Tyler|
|Preceded by||Fitzhugh Lee|
|Succeeded by||Charles Triplett O'Ferrall|
|Born||March 17, 1832
Buckingham County, Virginia
|Died||March 1, 1899
|Spouse(s)||Ann Fleming Christian; Annie Clay|
|Alma mater||Hampden-Sidney College, Washington College|
|Profession||Politician, lawyer, soldier|
Philip Watkins McKinney (March 17, 1832 – March 1, 1899) was an Virginia lawyer, soldier and politician. McKinney served in the Virginia House of Delegates, was the Commonwealth attorney for Prince Edward County, and was elected as the 41st Governor of Virginia, serving 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.
- A Guide to the Executive papers of Governor Phillip W. McKinney, 1889-1893 (bulk 1890-1893) at The Library of Virginia
- National Governors Association biography
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