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Robert J Mellow


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1971 22 Democrat
1972 22 Democrat
1973 22 Democrat
1974 22 Democrat
1975 22 Democrat
1976 22 Democrat
1977 22 Democrat
1978 22 Democrat
1979 22 Democrat
1980 22 Democrat
1981 22 Democrat
1982 22 Democrat
1983 22 Democrat
1984 22 Democrat
1985 22 Democrat
1986 22 Democrat
1987 22 Democrat
1988 22 Democrat
1989 22 Democrat
1990 22 Democrat
1991 President Pro Tempore 22 Democrat
1992 President Pro Tempore 22 Democrat
1993 President Pro Tempore 22 Democrat
1994 President Pro Tempore 22 Democrat
1995 22 Democrat
1996 22 Democrat
1997 22 Democrat
1998 22 Democrat
1999 22 Democrat
2000 22 Democrat
2001 22 Democrat
2002 22 Democrat
2003 22 Democrat
2004 22 Democrat
2005 22 Democrat
2006 22 Democrat
2007 22 Democrat
2008 22 Democrat
2009 22 Democrat
2010 22 Democrat
 Counties   Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe

Biography

1943 -

Early Life:

Robert J. “Bob” Mellow (D), born December 10, 1942, in Peckville, son of the late James and Alice Generotti Mellow; attended Lackawanna County Junior College, University of Scranton; Bethel College (B.S.); attended graduate school, Marywood University, accounting; married Diane Pullman on August 27, 1966; 2 daughters; 1 granddaughter.

Early Career:

Former member, Pa. National Guard, 1962-68; member, Pa. 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 Pa.; board of directors, Montage, Incoporated, 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.

Awards:

Pa. Trial Lawyers’ President’s Award- 2007; Pa. Association of Elementary & 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 & Girls Club Champion of Youth- 2001; Lackawanna College Award dedicated in Mellow’s name- 1999; Pa. Federation of Museums President’s Award- 1998; Northeast Alliance of Pa. Retirees (AFL-CIO) Man of the Year- 1996; Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame- 1988; Distinguished Pennsylvanian Award- 1982;

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected to Pa. Senate 1970; elected Democratic Caucus Chair 1985; elected Democratic Leader 1989-90; vice-chair, Ethics & Official Conduct, 1987-88, 1989-90; minority chair, Rules & Executive Nominations, 1989-90; elected President Pro Tempore 1992-94; Minority Floor Leader, 1994-2010; left office November 30, 2010.

 

Cited:

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 79; Volume 102, 1974-75.

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 87; Volume 109, December 1989.

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-20; Volume 119, 2009-2010.