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Of Mt. Lebanon, age 92, peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2015, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Barbara (Joyce) Lamb; loving father of Thomas F. (Katie) Lamb, Jr., James J. (Ann) Lamb, Michael E. (Jill) Lamb, and Barbara L. (Bill) Garvey; grandfather of Gavin (Cristin) Lamb, Conor Lamb, Coleman Lamb, Sarah Lamb, Ciaran Lamb, Claire Garvey, and Annie Garvey; brother of the late Mary Walsh, Agnes Lamb, Catherine Williams, and James Lamb; brother-in-law of Patricia Joyce and Mary Helen Gannon; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas Lamb graduated from the Duquesne University in 1948, and from the Duquesne University Law School in 1952. He was a practicing lawyer and member of the Allegheny County Bar Association for more than 50 years. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1958, and to the Senate of Pennsylvania in 1966, and served as Senate Majority Leader from 1971 until he retired from the Senate in 1974. He served on the Boards of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University for many years, and was vice chancellor of Government Relations for the University of Pittsburgh from 1977-1985. In 1986, he returned to Harrisburg to join the administration of Governor Robert P. Casey, serving as Secretary of Legislative Affairs until 1991. He was a faithful member of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club and the West End Survivors, and was the first chairman of the board of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. 724-941-3211. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 15317, Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, Mt. Lebanon. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110 www.pittsburghfoodbank.org. Please add or view Tributes at
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