Member Biography

Charles D. Lemmond Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1985       20 Republican
1986       20 Republican
1987       20 Republican
1988       20 Republican
1989       20 Republican
1990       20 Republican
1991       20 Republican
1992       20 Republican
1993       20 Republican
1994       20 Republican
1995       20 Republican
1996       20 Republican
1997       20 Republican
1998       20 Republican
1999       20 Republican
2000       20 Republican
2001       20 Republican
2002       20 Republican
2003       20 Republican
2004       20 Republican
2005       20 Republican
2006       20 Republican


01/17/1929 - 05/30/2012

Charles D. Lemmond Jr. (R20) Monroe (Part), Luzerne (Part) Pike, Susquehanna (Part), Wayne and Wyoming Counties 1985-2006 

Early Life:

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.

Early Career:

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.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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 and 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.


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

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.

Charles D. Lemmond Jr. (1929-2012) - Find a Grave Memorial