Robert J. “Bob” Mellow (D22) Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe Counties 1970-2010
Robert J. “Bob” Mellow, born December 10, 1942, Peckville, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; son of James and Alice Generotti Mellow; Lackawanna County Junior College, University of Scranton; Bethel College (B.S.); accounting, Marywood University; Pennsylvania National Guard, 1962-1968; married Diane Pullman, 1966; two daughters; one granddaughter; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1970-2010; elected, Democratic Caucus Chair, 1985; elected, Minority Floor Leader, 1989-1992; elected, President Pro Tempore 1992-1993; Minority Floor Leader, 1994-2010; left office November 30, 2010; author, Used, Abused & Forgotten, Bob Mellow: A Targeted Senator; 2016.
Pennsylvania National Guard, 1962-68; member, Pennsylvania National Guard Hall of Fame, National and Pennsylvania Societies of Public Accountants, University of Scranton Purple Club, Valley View Cougar Kickoff Club, Young Democrats of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), Knights of Columbus, Italian-American Democratic Association, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Blakely-Peckville Lions Club, Scranton Elks; president, Chick Feldman Foundation; former co-chair, Lupus Foundation of America Incorporated Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter; member, board of directors, Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania; board of directors, Montage, Incorporated, Lourdesmont School, Scranton Chapter, United Nations Association of America; member, advisory board, Worthington-Scranton Campus, Pennsylvania State University; General State Authority; executive board member, Capitol Preservation Committee, State Highway and Bridge Authority, Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Committee, Joint State Government Committee; board of trustees, University of Scranton; Catholic.
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers’ President’s Award- 2007; Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals Educational Excellence Award- 2002; Pa. School Counselors Association Legislator of the Year- 2002; honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Marywood University- 2002; Boys and Girls Club Champion of Youth- 2001; Lackawanna College Award dedicated in Mellow’s name- 1999; Pennsylvania Federation of Museums President’s Award- 1998; Northeast Alliance of Pennsylvania Retirees (AFL-CIO) Man of the Year- 1996; Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame- 1988; Distinguished Pennsylvanian Award- 1982.
Used, Abused & Forgotten, Bob Mellow: A Targeted Senator Hardcover: 214 pages by Mellow, Robert J (Author) Publisher: Infinity Publishing (PA) (July 6, 2016) Language: English; ISBN-10: 1495809919, ISBN-13: 978-1495809910
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe Counties, 1970-2010; elected, Democratic Caucus Chair, 1985; elected, Minority Floor Leader, 1989-1992; vice-chair, Ethics and Official Conduct, 1987-88, 1989-90; minority chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1989-1990; elected, President Pro Tempore 1992-1993; Minority Floor Leader, 1994-2010; left office November 30, 2010.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 79; Volume 102, 1974-75.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 87; Volume 109, December 1989.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-20; Volume 119, 2009-2010.