Member Biography

Leo Clement Mundy 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1935-1936       21 Democrat
1937-1938       21 Democrat
1939-1940       21 Democrat
1941-1942       21 Democrat
1943-1944       21 Democrat

COUNTIES: Luzerne  


06/02/1887 - 06/11/1944

Doctor Leo Clement Mundy (D21) Luzerne (Part) County 1937-1944

Early Life:

Doctor Leo Clement Mundy, born, June 2, 1887, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, son of Susan Moore Mundy; public school education; Wyoming Seminary; University of Pennsylvania, medical degree, 1908; lieutenant-colonel, United States Army, World War I, 1919; married, Mary F. “Mae” Conlon Mundy, 1922, son, John Leo Mundy; chairman, Luzerne County Democratic Committee; delegate, Chicago Democratic Convention, 1923; presidential appointment, Collector of Internal Revenue, Middle District of Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1937-1944; died, heart attack, in office of Senate, June 11, 1944 (aged 57) Wilkes-Barre Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  

Early Career:

Captain, United States Army, World War I. Placed in charge of a one-thousand-bed military hospital in France. In 1919, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel and received the distinguished service citation from General John Pershing for heroism in treating and evacuating wounded soldiers under fire.   

Surgeon, Delaware and Hudson Railway Company; surgeon 3rd Field Artillery, National Guard; Associate surgeon Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chairman, Luzerne County Democratic Committee. Delegate, Chicago Democratic Convention, 1923.

Appointed, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Collector of Internal Revenue, Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2ist district, Luzerne (Part) County 1937-1944. 


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

Kashatus, William C. (2010). Dapper Dan Flood: The Controversial Life of a Congressional Power Broker. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press. page 39. ISBN 978-0-271-03618-2.

Transactions, Volume 21, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Medical Society, pages 193-194. 

Dr Leo Clement Mundy (1887-1944) - Find a Grave Memorial