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Leo Clement Mundy


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1935-1936 21 Democrat
1937-1938 21 Democrat
1939-1940 21 Democrat
1941-1942 21 Democrat
1943-1944 21 Democrat
 Counties   Luzerne

Biography

06/02/1887 - 06/11/1944

Doctor Leo Clement Mundy (D21) Luzerne County (part) 1936-1944

Early Life: 

Doctor Leo Clement Mundy born, June 2, 1887, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, son of john and Susan Moore Mundy; attended, Wilkes Barre High School, Wyoming Seminary of Kingston Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1908; lieutenant, captain, major, United States Army, World War I, 1917-1919; major, National Guard, 1920-1921; married Mary F “Mae” Conlon Mundy, 1922, son, John Leo Mundy; chair, Luzerne County Democratic Committee, 1930-1934; delegate, Chicago Democratic Convention, 1932; appointed, Collector of Internal Revenue, Middle District of Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1936-1944; died, in office, heart attack, June 11, 1944 (aged 57) Wilkes-Barre Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. (i)

Early Career:

Lieutenant, captain, major, United States Army, World War I, 1917-1919. He was placed in charge of a one-thousand-bed military hospital in France, 1919; received, distinguished service citation from General John Pershing for heroism in treating and evacuating wounded soldiers under fire. (ii)

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

Awarded life membership, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Officers of Foreign Wars; member American Medical Society, Elks, Eagles, Knights of Columbus, Moose and Lehigh Valley Surgical Association.  

Surgeon, Delaware and Hudson Railway Company; surgeon 3rd Field Artillery, National Guard; Associate surgeon Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. (iii)

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chair, Luzerne County Democratic Committee. Delegate, 1930-1934. Chicago Democratic Convention, 1932.

Appointed, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Collector of Internal Revenue for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Luzerne County, 1936-1944; member Education, Forestry, Game and Fish, Labor and Industry, Mines and Mining and Public Health  Committees.

Legacy:

Excelled in athletics while at University of Pennsylvania, participated in baseball, football, basketball and boxing.

Cited:

The Pennsylvania manual, 84. (1939). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 702 and 712.

  1. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111318701/leo-mundy
  2. Kashatus, William C. (2010). Dapper Dan Flood: The Controversial Life of a Congressional Power Broker. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press. Page 39. ISBN 978-0-271-03618-2.
  3. Transactions, Volume 21 Luzerne County Pennsylvania Medical Society, pages 193-194.