Harry Arista Mackey

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Harry Arista Mackey
Mayor of Philadelphia
In office
Preceded by W. Freeland Kendrick
Succeeded by J. Hampton Moore
Personal details
Born (1869-06-26)June 26, 1869
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Died October 17, 1938(1938-10-17) (aged 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Lafayette College

Harry Arista Mackey (June 26, 1869 – October 17, 1938) was an American football player and coach, lawyer, and politician. He served as the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1928 to 1931.[1]

Born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and a native of Bangor, Pennsylvania, Mackey was educated at the Scranton High School, Keystone Academy, Lafayette College, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He played football and baseball at Lafayette, where he captained both squads during the 1889–90 academic year. At Penn, he played football from 1891 to 1893, serving as team captain in 1893.[2]

Mackey was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia in 1894.[3] He served as the head football coach at Pennsylvania Military College, now Widener University, in 1894, and at the University of Virginia in 1895, compiling a career college football coaching record of 12–5.

Mackey died in 1938 in Philadelphia as the result of an automobile accident.[1][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pennsylvania Military Cadets (Independent) (1894)
1894 Pennsylvania Military 3–2
Pennsylvania Military: 3–2
Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1895)
1895 Virginia 9–3
Virginia: 9–3
Total: 12–5


  1. ^ a b "Milestones, Oct. 31, 1938". Time Magazine. October 31, 1938. 
  2. ^ "MACKEY THEIR NEW CAPTAIN.". The New York Times. December 6, 1892. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ University of Pennsylvania: its history, influence, equipment and characteristics; with biographical sketches and portraits of founders, benefactors, officers and alumni, Volume 2. 1902. 
  4. ^ "EX-MAYOR MACKEY OF PHILADELPHIA; City's Executive, 1928–31, Also Lawyer, Dies—III Since Auto Accident in August WAS REPUBLICAN LEADER Split With Vare Machine in '28 After Long Association—Aided Pinchot to 1930 Victory Elected Mayor in 1927 Entered Polities Early". The New York Times. October 18, 1938. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 

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