Pennsylvania Senate, District 22

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Pennsylvania State Senate District 22 includes all of Lackawanna County and parts of Luzerne County and Monroe County . It includes the following areas:[1]

All of Lackawanna County

Luzerne County

Monroe County

Popular Culture[edit]

This seat is the one represented by Robert Lipton and later competed for by Oscar Martinez on NBC's hit show The Office.

Senators[edit]

Representative[2] Party Years District home Note
William Piper Democratic-Republican 1821 – 1832 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 14th district from 1817 to 1820. U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 1811 to 1813 and Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1813 to 1817[3]
David Mann Democratic-Republican 1823 – 1824 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 14th district from 1821 to 1822[4]
Chauncey Forward Democratic-Republican 1823 – 1826 Pennsylvania State Representative from 1820 to 1822. U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district from 1826 to 1831.[5]
Alexander Ogle Jackson Democrat 1827 – 1828 Pennsylvania State Representative from 1803-1804, 1807-1808, 1811 and 1817-1823. Major General in the Pennsylvania militia during the war of 1812. U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1817 to 1819.[6]
Henry Humbert Fore Democratic 1833 – 1836
Samuel Hays Democratic 1839 – 1842 Pennsylvania State Representative in 1813, 1816, 1823 and 1825. U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district from 1843 to 1845[7]
Charles Alexander Black Democratic 1845 – 1848 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 18th district from 1843 to 1844[8]
Maxwell McCaslin Democratic 1849 – 1852 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 23rd district from 1853 to 1854[9]
James Carothers Whig 1851 – 1852
George Darsie Republican 1853 – 1854 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 19th district from 1841 to 1842 and the 24th district from 1843 to 1850[10]
Jonas Roup McClintock Democratic 1853 – 1856 8th mayor of Pittsburgh from 1836 to 1839. Pennsylvania State Representative from 1850 to 1854[11]
William Wilkins Democratic 1857 – 1858 Pennsylvania State Representative from 1819 to 1820. Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1824 to 1831. U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1831 to 1834. U.S. Minister to Russia from 1834 to 1835. U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district from 1843 to 1844. 19th U.S. Secretary of War from 1844 to 1845.[12]
Jacob Turney Democratic 1857 – 1860 Elected President of the Senate in 1859. U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district from 1875 to 1879.[13]
Smith Fuller Republican 1861 – 1862
John Latta Democratic 1863 – 1864 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 23rd district from 1865 to 1866. Pennsylvania State Representative from 1872 to 1873. First Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1875 to 1879.[14]
Thomas St. Clair Republican 1865 – 1866 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 37th district from 1877 to 1880[15]
Robert Bruce Petriken Democratic 1873 – 1874 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 21st district from 1871 to 1872[16]
David McLean Crawford Democratic 1873 – 1874 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 21st district from 1871 to 1872 and the 31st district from 1877 to 1880[17]
Joseph S. Waream Democratic 1873 – 1876
Charlton Burnett Democratic 1877 – 1878 Pennsylvania State Senator for the 10th district from 1867 to 1868[18]
Allen Craig Democratic 1879 – 1882
John D. Biddis Democratic 1883 – 1886
Joseph Horace Shull Democratic 1887 – 1890 U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district from 1903 to 1905[19]
William M. Rapsher Democratic 1891 – 1894
Lafayette Rowland Democratic 1895 – 1898
David S. Lee Democratic 1899 – 1902
Jacob Gilbert Zern Fusion Democrat 1903 – 1906
Edward Francis Blewitt Democratic 1907 – 1910 Maternal great-grandfather to Joe Biden[20]
Walter McNichols Republican 1911 – 1914
William M. Lynch Republican 1915 – 1918
Albert J. Davis Republican 1919 – 1930
John W. Howell Republican 1931 – 1938
Edward J. Coleman Democratic 1939 – 1946
Fraser P. Donlan Republican 1947 – 1950
Hugh J. McMenamin Democratic 1951 – 1962
Robert P. Casey Democratic 1963 – 1968 Auditor General of Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1977. 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995. Father to Bob Casey Jr., Senator from Pennsylvania.[21]
Arthur A. Piasecki Republican 1969 – 1970
Robert J. Mellow Democratic 1971 – 2010 Minority floor leader from 1994 to 2010. President pro tempore from 1992 to 1994.[22] Served 16 months in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return[23]
John P. Blake Democratic 2011 – 2021 Resigned to work for Congressman Matt Cartwright.
Marty Flynn Democratic 2021 – present Scranton Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composite Listing of State Senate Districts" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Senate Historical Biographies". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - William Piper Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - David Mann Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Chauncey Forward Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Alexander Ogle Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Samuel Hays Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Charles Alexander Black Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Maxwell McCaslin Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - George Darsie Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Jonas Roup McClintock Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - William Wilkins Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Pennsylvania Senate - Jacob Turney Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - John Latta Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Thomas St. Clair Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Robert Bruce Petriken Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - David McLean Crawford Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Charlton Burnett Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Joseph Horace Shull Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Edward F Blewett Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Governor Robert Patrick Casey". www.phmc.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  22. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Robert J Mellow Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  23. ^ [1] | Final charge dropped against former Pa. senator in pay-to-play turnpike scandal By The Associated Press | October 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM, updated October 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM | [2]