Mary Jo White (Pennsylvania politician)

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This page is about the Pennsylvania State Senator; for the former U.S. Attorney, see Mary Jo White.
Mary Jo White
Mary Jo White.jpg
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 21st district
In office
January 7, 1997 – January 1, 2013
Preceded by Tim Shaffer
Succeeded by Scott Hutchinson
Personal details
Born (1941-12-27) December 27, 1941 (age 75)
New Holland, Pennsylvania[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Judge, H. William white, Jr.
Residence Oil City, Pennsylvania[1]
Alma mater Quincy University, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Religion Catholic

Mary Jo White (born December 27, 1941) is a Republican former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who represented the 21st District from 1997-2013.[2]

Education and career[edit]

White graduated from Quincy University in 1963; and earned a degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1967. She served as a public defender for Venango County, Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1976. She was also vice-president for Environmental/Government Affairs for Quaker State.[2]

She is known as a "go-to person on issues involving the environment and land use."[3]


  1. ^ a b "Senator Mary Jo White (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Archived from the original on September 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Mary Jo White". Pennsylvania Senate. Pennsylvania Legislature. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ "PA Report 100" (PDF). Pennsylvania Report. Capital Growth, Inc. January 23, 2009. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 14, 2009. 

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