Historical records matching Philip Watkins McKinney, Governor
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.
Philip Watkins McKinney, Governor's Timeline
May 1, 1832
Buckingham Co., VA.
March 1, 1899
Westview Cemetery, Farmville, AV