PARADE GRAND MARSHALS
2017 Barney Boyce
2016 Paul Doris
2015 Kathy McGee Burns
2014 James Murray
2013 Harry J. Marnie
2012 John J. Dougherty
2011 Sister James Anne Feerick I.H.M.
2010 Seamus Boyle
2009 James J. Coyne Jr.
2008 John P. "Jack" McNamee
2007 Michael Emmet McCarron
2006 Tommy Moffit
2005 Vincent Gallagher
2004 James P. Kilgallen
2003 Michael Kirk
2002 Joe "Banjo" McCoy
2001 Phillip "Knute" Bonner
2000 Bishop Joseph F. Martino D.D.
1999 Rev. Kevin Trautner
1998 Rev. Thomas Doyle S.S.J.
1997 Rosemarie Timoney
1996 Austin McGreal, Esq.
1995 Paul J. Phillips
1994 Rev. John J. Morley
1993 Joseph E. Montgomery
1992 George Costello
1991 Archbishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua
1990 Sister Frances Kirk S.S.J.
1989 No Grand Marshal
(Archbishop Bevilacqua was elected but called to Rome last minute and could not march.
It was decided that no one would replace him and he was elected again in 1991.) MJB
1988 Thomas J. Gibson
1987 The Honorable Robert P. Casey
1986 James Cavanaugh
1985 The Honorable Edward J. Blake
1984 John Morris
1983 The Honorable James McDermott
1982 The Honorable James R. Cavanuagh
1981 The Honorable Joseph Glancey
1980 The Honorable William Green
1979 The Honorable Edward J. Bradley
1967 - 1978 The Honorable James J. Tate
1952 - 1966 The Honorable Vincent Carroll
Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade
Grand Marshal and Theme Nominations
By Individuals or Marching Groups
The Grand Marshal Nomination process will follow the same format this year. Last year we received some nominations for people with only their name with no background information. It is impossible to evaluate all the good candidates without sufficient biographical information. Nominations with just a name or little background info will not be considered. Nominations will be accepted from the general public starting October 1 and end at midnight October 15. In order to be considered, you will have to submit the entry through emails or regular mail. Our nominating committee will then submit the information to our board for review.
The nomination must have information about the person submitting the nomination including name, address, phone, and email address. We need a background biography or resume sheet on the qualifications of why the person should be Grand Marshal. Nominations close at midnight October 15.
Please send both the Grand Marshal and/or Theme Nomination to Chris Phillips at email@example.com or c/o St Patrick’s Day Observance Association, PO Box 40744, Phila., PA 19107.
Both the Grand Marshal and Theme will be voted on at our November Board meeting.
If anyone has any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.