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Thomas J. Kalman


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1957-1958 32 Democrat
1959 32 Democrat
1960 32 Democrat
1961 32 Democrat
1962 32 Democrat
1963 32 Democrat
1964 32 Democrat
1965 32 Democrat
1966 32 Democrat
1967 Policy Committee Chair 32 Democrat
1968 Policy Committee Chair 32 Democrat
1969 Policy Committee Chair 32 Democrat
1970 Policy Committee Chair 32 Democrat
1971 Chief Clerk N/A
1972 Chief Clerk N/A
1973 Chief Clerk N/A
1974 Chief Clerk N/A
1975 Chief Clerk N/A
1976 Chief Clerk N/A
1977 Chief Clerk N/A
1978 Chief Clerk N/A
1979 Chief Clerk N/A
1980 Chief Clerk N/A
 Counties   Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland

Biography

12/02/1917 - 06/09/2012

Thomas J. Kalman (D32) Fayette County 1957-1964 (D32) Fayette and Greene Counties 1965-1966 (D32) Fayette and Westmoreland (Part) Counties 1967-1970

Early Life:

Thomas J. Kalman, born December 21, 1917, Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph A. and Susan Danko Kalman; University of Notre Dame (with honors), (A.B.), 1939; University of Pennsylvania School of Law, (LL.B.), 1942; Officers War College, Norfolk, Virginia; Naval War College, Rhode Island; United States Navy, 8th Fleet, World War II, 1942-1946; Operations Officer, Bizerte, Tunisia; Ship Controller 11th naval District, San Diego; retired, senior captain, United States Naval Reserve, McKeesport; lawyer; admitted, Pennsylvania State Bar Association; established, law firm, Uniontown, Pennsylvania;  Solicitor, Frazier Area School District; counsel, Fidelity Bank; Assistant District Attorney, Fayette County, 1948-1952; first Assistant  District Attorney, Fayette County, 1952-1956; chair, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1967-1970; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1957-1970; Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1971-1980, Minority Policy Committee chair, 1967-1970; married, Donna Forrai Kalman; daughters, Mary Ann Kalman, Maureen Volker; died, June 9, 2012 (age 94 years, 171 days), Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; Interment, Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Oliver, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Navy officer, World War II, participating in the invasions of Sicily and Northern Africa, Western Sea Frontier. Operations Officer, Bizerte, Tunisia; Ship Controller 11th naval District, San Diego; Retired, Senior Captain United States Naval Reserve, McKeesport.  

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Retired Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion Post 51; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Catholic War Veterans; Knights of Columbus. Pennsylvania State Bar Association; Catholic.

Board member, Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame. Received the distinguished honor of being inducted as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, the only lay institution of the Vatican State charged with the task of providing for the needs of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and for all the activities and initiatives which are necessary to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land, 2007.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd District, Fayette County, 1957-1964.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd District, Fayette and Greene Counties, 1965-1966.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd District, Fayette and Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1967-1970; Minority Policy Committee chair, 1967-1970.

Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1971-1980.

Cited:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144078238/thomas-j-kalman

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.