01/23/1922 - 12/23/2010

LEE, Kenneth B., a Representative from Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties; born in Nauvoo, Tioga County, Pa., January 23, 1922; graduated, Elkland Township Vocational High School, 1940; B.S., Mansfield State Teachers College (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania), 1948; LL.B., Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), 1950; pilot, Air Corp, United States Army (1943-1947, World War II); attorney; elected, District Attorney, Sullivan County (1954-1956); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1957 term and served 8 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Policy Chair (1969-1970); elected, Majority Leader (December 5, 1963-1964); elected, Minority Leader (1965-1966, 1971-1972); elected, Speaker (1967-1968, 1973-1974); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1963-1964); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1963-1966); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1963-1968, 1971-1974); appointed, Local Government Commission (1963-1964); delegate, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention (1968); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1974); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1974); died, December 23, 2010 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; interred, Eagles Mere Cemetery, Eagles Mere, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of Kenneth B. Lee, 1957-1974, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

Oral History

Rep.. Kenneth B. Lee Oral History, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives (August 16, 2005).

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