Charles D. Lemmond Jr. (R20) Monroe (Part), Luzerne (Part) Pike, Susquehanna (Part), Wayne, Wyoming Counties 1985-2006
Charles D. Lemmond Jr., born January 17, 1929, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; son of Charles D. and Ruth Zierdt Lemmond; public school education, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania; Harvard College A.B., 1952; University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B.; Wilkes University, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 2000; Italy, United States Army of Occupation; attorney; law clerk The Honorable Max Rosenn, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; appointed, judge, Court of Common Pleas, Luzerne County, 1979-1981; appointed, First Assistant District Attorney, Luzerne County; solicitor, Lake-Lehman School District, Dallas Borough, Exeter Township; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1985-2006; married, Barbara Northrup, children Charles Lemmond, John Lemmond, Judith Lemmond, David Lemmond; died, May 30, 2012, Hospice at Saint Luke's Villa, (aged 83) Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Attorney, law firm of Silverblatt and Townend; admitted, Pennsylvania Bar, Luzerne County Bar, admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Caldwell Consistory; Potentate of the Nobility of Irem Shriners Temple, 1979; 33rd degree Mason; trustee, Wyoming Conference of United Methodist Church; member, advisory board, Pennsylvania State University- Wilkes Barre Campus, Salvation Army; life member board of trustees, Wyoming Seminary; board member, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Association (PHEAA); member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Wilkes-Barre Law Library Association, Task Force on Decedent’s Estates.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award.
Appointed, Governor Dick Thornburgh, vacancy, judge, Court of Common Pleas, Luzerne County, 1979-1981; unsuccessful reelection for retention.
Appointed, First Assistant District Attorney, Luzerne County, Luzerne County District Attorney Blythe Evans.
Solicitor, Lake-Lehman School District, Dallas Borough, Exeter Township.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 20th district, Monroe (Part), Luzerne (Part) Pike, Susquehanna (Part), Wayne, Wyoming Counties 1985-2006; Special Election, Frank O’Connell resigned, August 31, 1985; seated, November 20, 1985; member, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen Impeachment Trial Committee, 1994; committee assignments, Finance, Judiciary (Vice-Chairman); Rules and Executive Nominations, State Government (Chairman), Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness; member, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (Vice Chairman), Joint Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; Criminal Justice Commission, Reapportionment Task Force, National Conference of State Legislatures; left office November 30, 2006.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1999). Crowell, G.; Secretary, Department of General Services. (Volume 114) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-35, 3-42; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-17.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (2003-2004). Cunningham Jr., D. T. (Editor). (Volume 116). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 3-33, 3-39. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-18.