State Sen. Andy Dinniman received a unique holiday gift from his staff, a historic Pennsylvania Senate license plate from 1933, according to a report in The Pottstown Mercury.
The plate features the number “19S,” and dates back to the time when Chester County’s 19th Senatorial District, which Dinniman now represents, was represented by the late Sen. William Hannum Clark, who served a handful of two-year terms from 1927 to 1935. At that time, state senators served two-year terms.
The historic license plate came to the attention of Dinniman’s staff through an online auction. They were alerted to it by Dinniman’s Chester County colleague, State Rep. John Lawrence, who has an interest in historic automobiles.
Dinniman – a historian, history buff, and a former West Chester University professor – serves on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. He is known for his interest in local history and in preserving local artifacts associated with his office.
“I thought this was a really neat, unique, and thoughtful gift,” Dinniman said, “and want to thank my staff.”
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