At the age of 85, McKinley Washington Jr. passed away.
McKinley Washington Jr. was born on August 8, 1936, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. After graduating from high school, he attended Benedict College and majored in history and political science. He went on to earn a law degree from Howard University.
In 1975, Washington was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he served for 15 years. In 1990, he was elected to the South Carolina Senate, where he served for 10 years. He retired from politics in 2000. Washington died on July 24, 2022, at the age of 85.
How did McKinley Washington Jr. Died? What was his Cause of death
According to news reports and various political leaders who are commemorating his service on social media, McKinley Washington Jr. passed away on Sunday. He served as a Presbyterian minister for a significant portion of his life and was a pioneering African-American statesman in South Carolina. He was 85 years old, the cause of his death not revealed yet
McKinley Washington Jr. life
Mayesville is a small village located in Sumter County, and it is where Washington was born. His family of eight, including his parents and seven siblings, lived off the land and worked as sharecroppers, farming cotton, tobacco, and corn. His mother was a teacher when he was younger, while his father did not complete elementary school. They were adamant that the youngsters receive some form of education. Washington received his bachelor’s degree as well as his master’s degree in divinity from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. While there, he majored in both economics and religion and earned both degrees.
Tribute to McKinley Washington
Saddened to hear about the passing of Senator McKinley Washington. A legend of the Sea Islands and a pioneer in so many ways. I had the pleasure of spending time with he and Beulah just a few weeks ago. We are all better off because of his service and leadership to our state. pic.twitter.com/8EkZUcNyxe— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) July 24, 2022
So sorry to hear about former Senator McKinley Washington’s transition. A true public servant. My deepest sympathies to the family.— Gilda Cobb-Hunter (@GCobbHunter) July 24, 2022
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