Member Biography

David Stokes Lee 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1899-1900       22 Democrat
1901-1902       22 Democrat

COUNTIES: Carbon, Monroe, Pike  


08/19/1840 - 07/27/1908

Sergeant David Stokes Lee, (D22) Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties, 1899-1902

Early Life: 

Sergeant David Stokes Lee, born August, 19, 1840, Lee homestead, Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania; son of Daniel and Jerusha Lee; educated, common schools, Stroudsburg Academy;  1857-1862; Sergeant, Civil War, 1862-1863; teacher, principal, Stroudsburg Academy; attorney, Monroe County bar, 1867; married Martha S. Posten, 1867, children, Edward, William H., Harry B., Fred Wagner Lee, Nellie D. Lee Drake; Monroe County, District Attorney, 1872-1880; legal counsel, Monroe County Commissioners; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1902; died July 27, 1908, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania; interment Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.   

Early Career:

Enlisted, October 16, 1862, orderly Sergeant, Company H, 166th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry, serving Department of South Carolina, nine-month service, mustering out, August 17, 1863.

Teacher, Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) Carbon County, Principal of the Stroudsburg Academy, school, Stroudsburg Borough (now a private home on Thomas Street).

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Monroe County District Attorney, 1872-1880; served as legal counsel, Monroe County Commissioners. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd District, Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties, 1899-1902; committee assignments: Game Fisheries, Judiciary General, Military Affairs, Public Printing, Railroads, Street Passenger Railways. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1901). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1181, 1187-1190, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1156. 

David S. Lee, District Attorney 1872 to 1880 – Monroe County Office of the District Attorney – Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (

David Stokes Lee (1840-1908) - Find a Grave Memorial