Member Biography

Hugh Jennings McMenamin Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1951-1952       22 Democrat
1953-1954       22 Democrat
1955-1956       22 Democrat
1957-1958       22 Democrat
1959       22 Democrat
1960       22 Democrat
1961       22 Democrat
1962       22 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lackawanna  


09/24/1916 - 01/13/1987

Lieutenant Hugh Jennings McMenamin, Sr. (D22) Lackawanna County 1951-1962

Early Life:

Lieutenant Hugh Jennings McMenamin, Sr., born September 24, 1916, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; son of Dentist Hugh Aloysious and Kathryn R. Jennings McMenamin; Central High School; Mercersburg Academy; Sheffield Scientific College of Yale University; Yale Law School; Supply Corps School, Harvard University; lieutenant, (junior grade) pacific, United States Navy, World War II, 1943-1946; attorney; admitted bar, 1947; agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1951-1962; partner, law firm, Warren, Hill, Henkelman and McMenamin, 1959-1978; married, Edith Noone Bialkowski, two sons, Hugh Jr., Brian; died, January 13, 1978, (aged 61), Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Supply, disbursement officer, Lieutenant, United States Ship Destroyer Escort O’Neill, invasions, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, survived, numerous, Japanese suicide bomber attacks, 1943-1946.   

Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, served, Seattle, Washington and New York City, New York. 

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

Member, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, Scranton Club; member, Pennsylvania Bar, American Bar, American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Lackawanna County, 1951-1962. 


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

The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Saturday, January 14, 1978 · Page 3.

Hugh Jennings McMenamin (1916-1978) - Find a Grave Memorial