PRINTER'S NO. 265
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
33
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY CORMAN, K. WARD, COLLETT, ARGALL, AUMENT, BAKER,
BARTOLOTTA, BOSCOLA, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWNE, COSTA,
FONTANA, HUGHES, KEARNEY, LANGERHOLC, MARTIN, MASTRIANO,
MENSCH, PHILLIPS-HILL, PITTMAN, REGAN, ROBINSON, SABATINA,
SANTARSIERO, SCAVELLO, STEFANO, STREET, TOMLINSON, VOGEL,
J. WARD, YAW AND YUDICHAK, FEBRUARY 24, 2021
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, FEBRUARY 24, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Honoring the life and achievements of former State Senator
Stewart J. Greenleaf, Sr.
WHEREAS, Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Sr., passed away the
evening of February 9, 2021, at 81 years of age; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf was born in Upper Moreland Township,
Montgomery County, on October 4, 1939, the son of the late
Stewart W. and Belford Greenleaf; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf was a 1961 graduate of the University
of Pennsylvania, where he played college basketball and earned a
juris doctorate degree in 1966 from the University of Toledo
College of Law; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf served as an assistant district
attorney in Montgomery County from 1970 to 1977 and as an
assistant public defender in Bucks County; and
WHEREAS, In 1971, Mr. Greenleaf was elected Commissioner for
his hometown, Upper Moreland Township; and
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WHEREAS, After one term, in 1976, he was elected to the
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf served one term as a member of the
House of Representatives before being elected to the
Pennsylvania State Senate in 1978; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf served as State Senator from 1979 to
2018, representing the 12th Senatorial District, which includes
parts of Montgomery County and Bucks County, for 40 years; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf proudly served as Chair of the Senate
Judiciary Committee for more than 30 years; and
WHEREAS, During Senator Greenleaf's tenure, he passed more
legislation than any other member of the Pennsylvania's General
Assembly, sponsoring 151 bills that were signed into law; and
WHEREAS, Upon retirement from the Senate, Mr. Greenleaf
remained as partner in his law firm, Elliott Greenleaf; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Greenleaf is survived by his wife Cecilia
"Kelly" Greenleaf, his four children, John "Billy" W. Greenleaf,
Stewart J. Greenleaf, Jr., Christopher E. Greenleaf and Ryan M.
Greenleaf, and his six grandchildren; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate honor the life and achievements of
former State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Sr.
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