Robert J Mellow
Robert J. Mellow, born in 1942, in Peckville, son of the late James and Alice Mellow; att. Lackawanna Co. Coll.; Univ. of Scranton; Bethel Coll. (B.S.); att. grad. sch., Marywood Univ.; frmrly. Pa. Natl. Guard; mem.: Pa. Natl. Guard Hall of Fame, Gettysburg 125th Anniv. Comm., Natl., Pa. Soc. of Pub. Accts., Univ. of Scranton Purple Club, Valley View Cougar Kickoff Club, PIAA, K of C, Ital.-Amer. Dem. Assn., Grtr. Scranton C of C, Blakely-Peckville Lions Club, Chick Feldman Found.; frmr. co-chair: Lupus Found. of Amer. Inc. NE Pa. Chap.; awds.: Pa. Trial Lawyers’ Pres. Awd.-2007, Pa. Assn. of Elem. & Sec. Sch. Principals Educ. Excell.-2002; Pa. Sch. Counselors Assn. Leg. of the Yr.-2002; hon. Doct. of Humane Letters, Marywood Univ.-2002, Boys & Girls Club Champion of Youth-2001, Lackawanna Coll. Awd. ded. in Mellow’s name-1999, Pa. Fed. of Museums Pres. Awd.-1998, NE Alliance of Pa. Retirees (AFL-CIO) Man of the Yr.-1996, Dept. of Mil. & Vet. Affairs Hall of Fame-1988; elected to Pa. Senate 1970, serving 9th consecutive term; elected Dem. Caucus Chair 1985, re elected 1987; elected Dem. Leader 1989; reelected 1991, 1994-pres.; elected Pres. Pro Tempore 1992, reelected 1993; 2 daughters; 1 granddaughter.