Mitchell Melton


Mitchell Melton
Mitchell Wesley Melton
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 196th district
In office
January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1972
Preceded by Susie Monroe
Succeeded by Charles Hammock
Constituency North Philadelphia's 32nd Ward, Population 56,000
Personal details
Born April 6, 1943 (1943-04-06) (age 68)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Evelyn J. Melton
Children Tyrone Eugene Melton, Donna Marie Melton and Kevin Mitch Melton
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Antioch Gradute School of Education M.Ed. 1978
Occupation Court Crier, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court
Religion Morris Brown A.M.E.(African Methodist Episcopal) Church
  • Mitchell Wesley Melton (born April 6, 1943).

He is the Founder, Organizer and Original Spokesman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, founded in 1969.

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  • In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution:

“The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”

  • On June 17, 1963, the United States Supreme Court, decided by an 8-1 majority, that the required religious practices of Bible reading and recitation of the Lord's Prayer and the laws requiring them are unconstitutional.
  • Representative Mitchell Wesley Melton, authored and sponsored House Bill No. 126, Printers No. 137, now Act No. 305. This Bill provides for a period of Silent Prayer and Meditation, in each public school classroom, at the beginning of each school day, for those who are so disposed. This Bill became law in Pennsylvania, on December 6, 1972.
  • Representative Mitchell Wesley Melton, authored and sponsored House Bill No. 79, Printers No. 1479 now Act No. 57, which provides that any Pennsylvania motorist, who has been found guilty of an infraction of the motor vehicle code, and is sentenced to pay a fine and costs of prosecution, shall be given seven full days from the date of conviction, to pay such fine and costs before they can be imprisoned. This Bill became Law on July 29, 1971.


The following is a complete and comprehensive listing of record setting*

House Bills and Legislation, authored and sponsored by:

Representative Mitchell Wesley Melton, M.Ed.

The Pennsylvania General Assembly, Regular Session, 1971-1972


Category I: House Bills authored by Representative Mitchell Wesley Melton, M.Ed.

that passed The House of Representatives and became law, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Regular Session 1971-1972

Information and verification links below:

Note:Clicking on the links below, will connect you to the appropriate

Pennsylvania General Assembly information, (Short Title, Bill Text, and History) referring

to the House Bill listed, as a numbered row item.


1. H.B. #79 Printer’s No. 1479 Act # 57 Short Title Bill Text History

2. H.B. #1662 Printer’s No.2066 Act #126 Short Title Bill Text History

3. H.B. #1702 Printer’s No. 2106 Act# 146 Short Title Bill Text History

4. H.B. #1711 Printer’s No. 2115 Act# 151 Short Title Bill Text History

5. H.B. #1672 Printer’s No. 2076 Act# 132 Short Title Bill Text History

6. H.B. #126 Printer’s No. 137 Act# 305Short Title Bill Text History

7. H.B. #1678 Printer’s No. 2082 Act#137Short Title Bill Text History

8. H.B. #1710 Printer’s No. 3558 Act#347Short Title Bill Text History

9. H.B. #1671 Printer’s No. 2075 Act#131Short Title Bill Text History

10. H.B. #1679 Printer’s No. 2083 Act#138Short Title Text History

11. H.B. #1648 Printer’s No. 2052 Act#121Short Title Bill Text History

12. H.B. #1664 Printer’s No. 2068 Act#127Short Title Bill Text History

13. H.B. #1704 Printer’s No. 2108 Act#147Short Title Bill Text History

14. H.B. #1657 Printer’s No. 2061 Act#123Short Title Bill Text History

15. H.B. #1696 Printer’s No. 2100 Act#143Short Title Bill Text History

16. H.B. #1665 Printer’s No. 2069 Act#128Short Title Bill Text History

17. H.B. #1673 Printer’s No. 2077 Act#133Short Title Bill Text History

18. H.B. #1681 Printer’s No. 2085 Act#139Short Title Bill Text History

19. H.B. #1697 Printer’s No. 2101 Act#144 Short Title Bill Text History

20. H.B. #1705 Printer’s No. 2109 Act#148 Short Title Bill Text History

21. H.B. #1666 Printer’s No. 2070 Act#129Short Title Bill Text History

22. H.B. #1650 Printer’s No. 054 Act#122Short Title Bill Text History

23. H.B. #1682 Printer’s No. 2186 Act#140Short Title Bill Text History

24. H.B. #1706 Printer’s No. 2201 Act#149Short Title Bill Text History

25. H.B. #1715 Printer’s No. 2119 Act#152Short Title Bill Text History

26. H.B. #1707 Printer’s No. 2111 Act#150Short Title Bill Text History

27. H.B. #1683 Printer’s No. 2087 Act#141Short Title Bill Text History

28. H.B. #1691 Printer’s No. 2990 Act#169Short Title Bill Text History

29. H.B. #1675 Printer’s No. 2079 Act #134Short Title Bill Text History

30. H.B. #1667 Printer’s No. 2071 Act# 130Short Title Bill Text History

31. H.B. #1660 Printer’s No. 2064 Act# 124Short Title Bill Text History

32. H.B. #1700 Printer’s No. 2104 Act#145Short Title Bill Text History

33. H.B. #1676 Printer’s No. 2080 Act#135Short Title Bill Text History

34. H.B. #1693 Printer’s No. 2097 Act#142 Short Title Bill Text History

35. H.B. #1677 Printer’s No. 2081 Act#136Short Title Bill Text History

36. H.B. #1661 Printer’s No. 2065 Act#125Short Title Bill Text History


Category II: House Bills Authored by Representative Mitchell Wesley Melton, M.Ed.

that passed The House of Representatives (Only).


Regular Session 1971-1972

Information and verification links below:

1. H.B. #1700 PRINTER'S NO. 2722Short Title Bill Text History

2. H.B. #1730 PRINTER'S NO. 2141Short Title Bill Text History

3. H.B. #1689 PRINTER'S NO. 2093Short Title Bill Text History

4. H.B. #1687 PRINTER'S NO. 2091Short Title Bill Text History

5. H.B. #1686 PRINTER'S NO. 2090Short Title Bill Text History

6. H.B. #1685 PRINTER'S NO. 2418Short Title Bill Text History

7. H.B. #1684 PRINTER'S NO. 2088Short Title Bill Text History

8. H.B. #1680 PRINTER'S NO. 2084Short Title Bill Text History

9. H.B. #1669 PRINTER'S NO. 2073Short Title Bill Text History

10 H.B. #1655 PRINTER'S NO. 2417Short Title Bill Text History

11. H.B. #1654 PRINTER'S NO. 2058Short Title Bill Text History

12 H.B. #484 PRINTER'S NO. 527Short Title Bill Text History

13 H.B. #69 PRINTER'S NO. 3557Short Title Bill Text History

  • Information Source:

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives www.house.state.pa.us/bmc/archives

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