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Carlon Martin O'Malley

Carlon Martin O'Malley, American judge. Bar: Pennsylvania 1955, Florida 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.


  • O'Malley, Carlon Martin was born on September 7, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carlon Martin and Lucy (Bol) O'M.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, 1954.


    • Practiced law, 1957-1961. Assistant United States attorney for Middle District Pennsylvania, Department Justice, 1961-1969, United States attorney, 1979-1982. Partner O'Malley & Teets, 1970-1972, O'Malley, Jordan & Mullaney (and predecessor firms), 1976-1979.

      Private practice Pennsylvania and Florida, 1972-1979, 82-87. Judge Court Common Pleas of Lackawanna County (45th Judicial District), 1987-1997, senior judge, since 1998. Director public safety City of Scranton, 1983-1986.

      Lecturer Lackawanna College, 1982-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1955, Florida 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.


    • Editorial board: Temple Law Rev, 1952-1953.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    President Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania) unit American Cancer Society, 1966-1967. Board directors Pennsylvania Cancer Society, 1967-1968, Lackawanna county chapter American Red Cross, 1967-1969. Member solicitation team, governmental division Lackawanna United Fund, 1963-1968.

    Chairman professional division Greater Scranton (Pennsylvania) Young Men’s Christian Association Membership Drives. Trustee Everhart Museum, Scranton, since 1987. Pilot United States Air Force, 1955-1957, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1957-1959.

    Member American Judges Association, National Association Former United States Attorneys, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Lackawanna County Bar Association (board directors, finance secretary), Florida Bar Association, Country Club of Scranton, Elks (president Pennsylvania chapter 1978-1979, judiciary committee 1985-1989, justice Grand Forum 1991, 1995-1997, chief justice 1992-1993, national president 1997-1998), Knights of Columbus, Phi Kappa (president), Delta Theta Phi (president).


    • Married Mary Catherine Lyons, August 17, 1957. Children: Carlon Martin III, Kathleen B. O'Malley Aikman, Harry Tighe, John Todd, Cara M. O'Malley Colombo.
    • father: Carlon Martin O'M.
    • mother: Lucy (Bol) O'M.
    • spouse: Mary Catherine Lyons
    • children: Carlon Martin III O'Malley
    • Kathleen B. O'Malley Aikman O'Malley
    • Harry Tighe O'Malley
    • John Todd O'Malley
    • Cara M. O'Malley Colombo O'Malley
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