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Robert J. Mellow


 

Sessions

Session Office 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 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1990 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1991 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1992 President Pro Tempore 22 Democrat
1993 President Pro Tempore 22 Democrat
1994 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1995 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1996 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1997 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1998 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
1999 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2000 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2001 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2002 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2003 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2004 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2005 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2006 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2007 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2008 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2009 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
2010 Minority Floor Leader 22 Democrat
 Counties   Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe

Biography

12/10/1943 -

Robert J. “Bob” Mellow (D22) Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe Counties 1970-2010

Early Life:

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.

Early Career:

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.

Awards:

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.

Authored:

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

Pennsylvania Politics:

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.

Cited:

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.