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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: February 11, 2021 10:11 AM
From: Senator Jake Corman and Sen. Kim L. Ward, Sen. Maria Collett
To: All Senate members
Subject: Condolence Resolution for Former Senator Stewart Greenleaf
We plan to introduce a condolence resolution honoring the life and work of former Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Sr., who passed away the evening of February 9, 2021 at the age of 81.
Senator Greenleaf was born in 1939, in Upper Moreland Township, the son of the late Stewart W. and Belford Greenleaf. He was a 1961 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he played college basketball. He received his J.D. in 1966 from the University of Toledo College of Law.
Senator Greenleaf served as an assistant district attorney in Montgomery County from 1970 to 1977 and as an assistant public defender in Bucks County. In 1971, he was elected Commissioner for his hometown, Upper Moreland Township; and after one term, in 1976, he was elected to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. He served one term as a member of the House of Representatives before being elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1978.
He served as State Senator from 1979 to 2018, representing the 12th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Montgomery County and Bucks County, for forty years; and proudly served as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for over thirty years. During his tenure, he passed more legislation than any other member of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, sponsoring 151 bills that were signed into law. Upon retirement from the Senate, he remained as partner in his law firm, Elliott Greenleaf.
Senator Greenleaf was married to his wife, Kelly and they have four children.
Please join us in co-sponsoring this condolence resolution to honor the life and work of our esteemed former colleague. 

Introduced as SR33