Philip Watkins McKinney, Governor

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Phillip Watkins McKinney

Birthplace: Buckingham Co., VA.
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Westview Cemetery, Farmville, AV
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles III McKinney, III and Martha Guerrant
Husband of Anne Clay and Nancy "Nannie" Christian
Father of Christian McKinney and Frankie McKinney
Brother of Philip Watkins McKinney

Occupation: Captain, Confederate- Company K, 4th VA Cavalry. Gov Of VA 1890-1894
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About Philip Watkins McKinney, Governor

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.

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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Philip Watkins McKinney, Governor's Timeline

May 1, 1832
Buckingham Co., VA.
Age 18
Hampden-Sydney College
Age 24
Age 26
March 1, 1899
Age 66
Westview Cemetery, Farmville, AV