Member Biography

Wilmot E. Fleming 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1963       12 Republican
1964       12 Republican
1965       12 Republican
1966       12 Republican
1967       12 Republican
1968       12 Republican
1969       12 Republican
1970       12 Republican
1971       12 Republican
1972       12 Republican
1973       12 Republican
1974       12 Republican
1975       12 Republican
1976       12 Republican
1977     Minority Caucus Administrator 12 Republican
1978     Minority Caucus Administrator 12 Republican

COUNTIES: Bucks, Montgomery  


12/20/1916 - 05/20/1978

Wilmot E. Fleming (R12) Montgomery County 1963-1964 (R12) Montgomery (Part) County 1965-1966 (R12) Bucks (Part) County 1967-1972 (R12) Bucks (Part), Montgomery (Part) Counties 1973-1978

Early Life:

Wilmot E. Fleming, born December 20, 1916, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Wilmot and Lillie F. Bains Fleming, graduated, Cheltenham High School; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania B.S.,1939; manufacturer; partner, Wilmot Fleming Engineering Company; president, Jenkintown Board of School Directors; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1963-1964; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special Election, 1964-1978, minority caucus chairman, 1977-1978; married, Pauline Barnard Fleming; died, May 20, 1978, while in office of the Senate, Abington Memorial Hospital, Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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

President, Jenkintown Rotary; trustee, Beaver College; trustee, elder, Grace Presbyterian Church; Young Men's Christian Association, Board of Managers; Alumni Trustee, Wharton School Alumni Association; president, Jenkintown Board of School Directors; Board of Directors Industrial Valley Bank and Trust Company.

Pennsylvania Politics:

President, Jenkintown Board of School Directors.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1963-1964.

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special Election, November 16, 1964 - died while in office of the Senate, May 20, 1978; Henry Propert, died, January 9, 1964; Morton Fetterolf, elected April 28, 1964, to fill vacancy; resigned, July 2, 1964. Wilmot Fleming seated, November 16, 1964, to fill vacancy; Montgomery County 1963-1964, Montgomery (Part) County 1965-1966, Bucks (Part) County, 1967-1972, Bucks (Part), Montgomery (Part) Counties 1973-1978; appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1967-1970; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1969-1972; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1975-1978; minority caucus chairman, 1977-1978; committee assignments, Appropriations, Rules.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Wilmot E Fleming Obituary 1978 The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) • Monday, May 22, 1978, Page 29.

Wilmot E. Fleming (1916-1978) - Find a Grave Memorial