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 County (part) 1936-1944

Early Life: 

Doctor Leo Clement Mundy born, June 2, 1887, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, son of john and Susan Moore Mundy; attended, Wilkes Barre High School, Wyoming Seminary of Kingston Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1908; lieutenant, captain, major, United States Army, World War I, 1917-1919; major, National Guard, 1920-1921; married Mary F “Mae” Conlon Mundy, 1922, son, John Leo Mundy; chair, Luzerne County Democratic Committee, 1930-1934; delegate, Chicago Democratic Convention, 1932; appointed, Collector of Internal Revenue, Middle District of Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1936-1944; died, in office, heart attack, June 11, 1944 (aged 57) Wilkes-Barre Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. (i)

Early Career:

Lieutenant, captain, major, United States Army, World War I, 1917-1919. He was placed in charge of a one-thousand-bed military hospital in France, 1919; received, distinguished service citation from General John Pershing for heroism in treating and evacuating wounded soldiers under fire. (ii)

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

Awarded life membership, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Officers of Foreign Wars; member American Medical Society, Elks, Eagles, Knights of Columbus, Moose and Lehigh Valley Surgical Association.  

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

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chair, Luzerne County Democratic Committee. Delegate, 1930-1934. Chicago Democratic Convention, 1932.

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

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Luzerne County, 1936-1944; member Education, Forestry, Game and Fish, Labor and Industry, Mines and Mining and Public Health  Committees.


Excelled in athletics while at University of Pennsylvania, participated in baseball, football, basketball and boxing.


The Pennsylvania manual, 84. (1939). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 702 and 712.

  2. 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.
  3. Transactions, Volume 21 Luzerne County Pennsylvania Medical Society, pages 193-194.