Herbert Arlene

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Herbert Arlene
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1980
Preceded by Louis Johanson
Succeeded by Milton Street
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Philadelphia County district
In office
January 6, 1959 – November 30, 1966
Personal details
Born September 5, 1914
Harrison, Georgia
Died November 9, 1989(1989-11-09) (aged 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1]
Political party Democratic

Herbert Arlene (September 5, 1914 – November 9, 1989)[2] is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, where he served from 1967 until 1980.[3] He was the first African-American elected to the Pennsylvania Senate.[4] He also served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[5]


  1. ^ "Ex-state Sen. Herbert Arlene, 75 - philly-archives". articles.philly.com. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (1967). The Pennsylvania Manual. Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Cox, Harold (2004). "Legislatures - 1776-2004". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Sen. Herbert Arlene". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 11, 1989. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cox, Harold. "House Members "A"". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

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