Politics and Politicians
ADAMS, WILLIAM E.
Papers, 28 cubic ft. (APAP-221)
William E. Adams was born in 1922 and served as a member of the New York State Assembly from Erie County in the 2nd District (1957-1964) and a member of the New York State Senate (1966-1970) from the 61st (1966) and 53rd (1967-1970) Districts.
BECKER, FRANK JOHN
Papers, 19.2 cubic ft. (APAP-224)
The Frank John Becker Papers document Becker's service in the U.S Congress, as a representative of Nassau County (N.Y.), where he served from 1953-1964. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.
BENNET, AUGUSTUS WITSCHIEF
Papers, 23.13 cubic ft. (APAP-225)
Augustus Bennet was born in New York City on October 7, 1897, the son of William Stiles Bennet. Augustus Bennet attended the public schools of New York City and Washington, D.C., and graduated from Amherst College in 1918. During World War I he served in the United States Naval Reserve Flying Corps with the rating of chief quartermaster from June 8, 1918, to January 19, 1919. He graduated from Columbia University Law School in New York City in 1921, was admitted to the bar the same year, and commenced practice in Newburgh, NY. Bennet was a United States referee in bankruptcy from 1923-1944 and was elected as a Republican to the 79th Congress and served January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947. Bennet was not reelcted in 1946. He resumed the practice of law and resided in Laguna Hills, CA until his death in Concord, MA on June 5, 1983. His ashes are interred at Cedar Hills Mausoleum in Newburgh, NY.
BENNET, WILLIAM STILES
Papers, 1884-1959, 12.42 cubic ft. (APAP-226)
William Stiles Bennet was a U.S. Representative from New York and the father of Augustus Witschief Bennet who was also a U.S. Representative. Bennet was born in Port Jervis, NY on November 9, 1870. He attended the common schools, graduated from Port Jervis Academy in 1889, and graduated from Albany Law School in 1892. Bennet was a lawyer in private practice, an official reporter of the Orange County Board of Supervisors (1892-1893), member of the New York State Assembly (1901-1902), a Justice of the Municipal Court of New York City (1903), a member of the United States Immigration Commission (1907-1910, and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908 and 1916. Bennet was elected as a Republican to the 59th-61st Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910. He was elected to the 64th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Representative Joseph A. Goulden (November 2, 1915-March 3, 1917), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 65th Congress in 1916. Bennet served as the official parliamentarian of the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1916, was a United States delegate to the Seventeenth International Congress Against Alcoholism held in Copenhagen in 1923. Outside of political life Bennet was a business executive. Bennet was again an unsuccessful candidate for election to the 75th Congress in 1936 and in a special election in 1944 to fill a vacancy in the 78th Congress. He served as a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1938. Bennet died on December 1, 1962, in Central Valley, NY. His ashes are interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY. A finding aid for this collection was created by the Syracuse University Library and is available as a PDF file at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/apap226.pdf.
Papers, 3 cubic ft. (APAP-228)
Max Berking was born in New York City on July 27, 1917 Berking lived in Rye, Westchester County, New York. He was a Democrat and member of the New York State Senate 30th District (1965). Berking served as chair of the Westchester County Democratic Party for 1971-1975. He was a Congregationalist and a member of the Urban League. Berking died in Alford in Berkshire County in Massachusetts in 1997.
BERMAN, FREDERIC S. (APAP-229)
Papers, 2.83 cubic ft. (APAP-229)
Served as a practicing attorney, 1962-64, 1969-72, New York State Senator for New York City, 1964-66, New York City Rent and Housing Commissioner, 1966-69, and New York Criminal Court Judge, 1973-?
BLUMENTHAL, ALBERT H.
Papers, 68.17 cubic ft. (APAP-230)
Albert H. Blumenthal was born October 13, 1928, and lived in Manhattan in New York City. He was married to Joel Marie Winik, worked as a lawyer, and was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. Blumenthal was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1963 through 1976 (5th District 1963-1965, 73rd District 1966, 67th District 1967-1972, 69th District 1973-1976).
Papers, approximately 665 cubic ft.
Sherwood Boehlert retired in 2006, after serving in the U.S. Congress (NY-24th District) since first elected in 1982. Among Mr. Boehlert's many achievements was his chairmanship of the House Science Committee; he also served on committees on Transportation and Infrastructure. By appointment of the Speaker of the House, Congressman Boehlert served for eight years as a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he was on the front line of important intelligence decisions faced by Congress. Early in 2003, the Speaker appointed Boehlert to serve on the newly created Select Committee on Homeland Security. In addition to being a leader on science issues, Boehlert's legislative experience and seniority made him one of the most influential Members of Congress. National Journal featured him as one of a dozen "key players" in the House. Time Magazine highlighted Congressman Boehlert as a power center on Capitol Hill. Congressional Quarterly regularly named Boehlert one of the 50 most effective lawmakers in Washington.
BUSH, E. OGDEN
Papers, 9.8 cubic ft. (APAP-233)
E. Ogden Bush was born in DeLancey, Delaware County, NY on September 14, 1898. He lived in Walton, NY and served as a Republican member of the New York State Assembly (1933-1937) and the New York State Senate 34th District (1957-1965). He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940 (alternate), 1944, 1948, and 1952. Ogden was a dentist and a member of the Farm Bureau, American Legion, and Freemasons.
BUTTON, DANIEL EVAN
Papers, 42 cubic ft. (APAP-231)
Daniel Evan Button was a U.S. Representative from New York. Button was born in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, NY on November 1, 1917. He graduated from Wilmington High School (Delaware) in 1933, received his A.B. from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) in 1938, and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1939. Button was an author and journalist working with newspapers in Wilmington, the Associated Press in New York City (1939-1947) and as executive editor of the Albany Times-Union (1960-1966). He served as the assistant to the president of the State University of New York (1952-1958) as well as on the staffs of the University of Delaware and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Button was elected as a Republican to the 19th and succeeding Congress (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to Congress in 1970. This collection represents Button’s administrative actions during his two terms as a U.S. Representative: his contributions to legislation, files he received concerning domestic concerns and foreign relations, a sizeable amount of correspondence he received from Albany residents, military case files for every military branch, as well as press releases and teleprompt papers for televised events.
CABOT, LAWRENCE A.
Papers, 1.6 cubic ft. (APAP-234)
The Lawrence A. Cabot Papers document Cabot's service in the New York State Assembly where he served for one term in 1964-1965. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.
CAMPBELL, DONALD A.
Papers, 2.0 cubic ft. (APAP-235)
Donald Campbell was born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, NY on August 2, 1922. Campbell served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a lawyer. He was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1951 until 1968 (Montgomery County 1951-1965, 123rd District 1966, 104th District 1967-1968). Campbell was an Episcopalian and a member of the American Bar Association, American Legion, Amvets, Freemasons, and Shriners. Campbell died on November 8, 1992.
CURRAN, HENRY M.
Papers, 1.8 cubic ft. (APAP-237)
The Henry Curran Papers contain materials from Curran's decade of service in the New York State Senate from 1961-1968. The collection includes committee work, sponsored legislation, correspondence, reports, and news clippings from his tenure.
Papers, 17.25 cubic ft. (APAP-238)
The Ernest Curto Papers document Curto's service in the New York State Assembly, as a representative of Niagara County (N.Y.), where he served from 1946-1964. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.
DAY, THEODORE D.
Papers, 52.46 cubic ft. (APAP-239)
Theodore Day of Interlaken, NY was a member of the New York State Assembly from Seneca County from 1961 through 1965.
DELANEY, JAMES JOSEPH
Papers, 18.33 cubic ft. (APAP-241)
James Joseph Delaney was a U.S. Representative from New York. Delaney was born in New York City on March 19, 1901, and attended public schools in Long Island City, NY. Delaney graduated from the law department of St. John’s College, Brooklyn earning an LL.B. in 1931. He was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in New York City and later served as an assistant district attorney of Queens County, NY (1936-1944). Rep. Delaney was elected as a Democrat to the 79th Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946. Delaney resumed the practice of law in New York City after his defeat. He was later elected to the 81st Congress and reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation December 31, 1978. Delaney was chairman of the Select Committee to conduct an investigation and study of the use of chemicals, pesticides, and insecticides in and with respect to food products (81st and 82nd Congresses), Committee on Rules (95th Congress). Delaney was a resident of Key Biscayne, Florida until his death in Tenafly, New Jersey on May 24, 1987. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY.
DE LUCA, GEORGE B.
Papers, 17.2 cubic ft. (APAP-240)
George DeLuca of Bronx, NY was a Democrat and served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1955 to 1959. DeLuca served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from New York in 1956 and 1960.
DESALVIO, LOUIS F.
Papers, 64 cubic ft. (APAP-242)
Louis DeSalvio was born in New York City and resided in Manhattan. He was married to Elvira Mongillo. As a Democrat DeSalvio served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1941 to 1977 (New York County 2nd District 1941-1965, 66th District 1966, 60th District 1967-1972, 62nd District 1973-1977). DeSalvio was a Catholic, a member of the Elks, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. DeSalvio died in 2004.
DESMOND, THOMAS C.
Papers, 1949–1972, 1.8 cubic ft. (APAP–068)
Press releases about his career as a member of the New York State Senate, 1946–1960; reports on the U.S. Presidential primary system, 1958–1965. Desmond was elected from Newburgh, New York, and was married to Alice Curtis Desmond, an author and photographer.
DICKINSON, JOHN DEAN (1767–1841), U.S. Congressman, attorney
Papers, 1796–1834 (MSS–062)
Letters, deeds, and retained copies of legal documents kept as an attorney and landowner. Dickinson practiced law in Lansingburg and Troy, New York, from the 1790s; was president of the Farmers Bank of Troy, 1801–41; served in the New York State Assembly, 1816–17; and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Federalist, 1819–23, and a Whig, 1827–31.
DOW, JOHN GOODCHILD
Papers, 78 cubic ft. (APAP-243)
John Goodchild Dow was a U.S. Representative from New York. Dow was born in New York City on May 6, 1905, and attended the public schools of Canton, Massachusettes. Dow earned an A.B. from Harvard College in 1927 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1937. Dow was a systems analyst for large corporations (1929-1964), director of civil defense in Grand View, NY (1950-1964), and chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Grand View (1964). Dow was an unsuccessful candidate for the New York state legislature in 1954 and 1956 before being elected as a Democrat to the 89th and 90th Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969). Dow was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 91st Congress in 1968, but was elected to the 92nd Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973) before being an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 93rd Congress in 1972, an unsuccessful candidate for election to the 94th Congress in 1974, and an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the 98th Congress in 1982. Dow was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1968, a staff assistant to the U.S.Congress, assistant director for the New York State Comprehensive Employment Training Act program from 1976 to 1982, and a founder of Americans Against Nuclear War in 1980. Dow died on March 11, 2003, in Suffern, NY.
DUNNE, JOHN R.
Papers, 15.5 cubic ft. (APAP-244)
John R. Dunne of Garden City, Nassau County, NY was a Republican member of the New York State Senate from the 6th District from 1966 through 1989.
DURYEA, PERRY B., JR.
Papers, 1961–1972, .2 cubic ft. (APAP–084)
The Perry B. Duryea, Jr. collection includes materials primarily documenting his years as Republican Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly. The bulk of the collection is composed of news clippings, press releases, and other publicity materials released by his staff. Some topics represented in the collection include state funding for care of the mentally ill through the state Department of Mental Hygiene, the New York State Kidney Institute, the future of higher education in New York State, the budget crises faced by New York City, and the state budget. Duryea's relationship with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller is only covered in the news clippings file.
Papers, 57.5 cubic ft. (APAP-245)
Leonard Farbstein was a U.S. Representative from New York. Farbstein was born in New York City on October 12, 1902. He graduated from High School of Commerce, attended City College of New York, attended Hebrew Union Teachers College, and graduated from New York University Law School in 1924. During the World War I, Farbstein served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and later as vice chairman of the East River Day Camp, a philanthropic organization. Farbstein was a lawyer in private practice. Farbstein served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1932 through 1956. He was elected as a Democrat to the 85th and the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1971) before being an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the 92nd Congress in 1970. Farbstein died on November 9, 1993, in New York, NY and his interment is in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ.
FINO, PAUL ALBERT
Papers, 68 cubic ft. (APAP-246)
Paul A. Fino was a U.S. Representative from New York who was born in New York City on December 15, 1913. Paul Fino attended public schools and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1937. Fino was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1938 and began practice in New York City. He served as an assistant attorney general in state government from March 1943 to December 1944. Fino was a member of the New York State Senate from January 1945 to May 1950. He was then member of the New York City Civil Service Commission from June 1, 1950, to December 31, 1952. Fino was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1968, to become a New York Supreme Court Justice having been elected November 5, 1968. Fino assumed his duties as a justice on January 1, 1969. Fino was a delegate to the Republican State Convention from 1940 through 1966 and to the Republican National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968. Paul Fino wrote the book My Life in Politics and Public Service (Great Neck, N.Y.: Todd & Honeywell, Inc., 1986). Fino is a resident of Atlantic Beach, NY.
Papers, 1991–2009, 17 cubic ft. (APAP–319)
Sandy Galef is assemblywoman for the 90th district in the New York State Assembly. A Democrat, Galef first won election to the Assembly in 1992 and represents portions of Westchester and Putnam counties, including the towns of Kent, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Ossining, Cortlandt, and the city of Peekskill. Galef has served on many Assembly committees including Real Property Tax (chair), Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, Election Law, Governmental Operations, and Health. Born in Wisconsin in 1940, Galef moved to Westchester in 1944 and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Virginia. She taught school in both Virginia and New York and then held several volunteer leadership positions in Westchester while raising her family. Prior to her election to the Assembly, Galef was a Westchester County Legislator for thirteen years. This collection contains the Assemblywoman Galef’s subject files with materials dating from 1991-2009, including correspondence, news releases, clips, reports, and background materials.
GOLDSTEIN, NATHANIEL LAWRENCE
Papers, 21.98 cubic ft. (APAP-249)
Nathaniel L. Goldstein of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY was born in New York, New York County, NY on June 9, 1896. Goldstein served in the U.S. Army during World War I. As a lawyer he was a law partner of Charles C. Lockwood during the 1920s and was also an accountant. Goldstein was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1940, 1944, and 1948 and served as New York State Attorney General from 1943 through 1954. Goldstein was a member of the American Bar Association, Zionist Organization of America, American Legion, Freemasons, B'nai B'rith, and Elks.
Papers, 210 cubic ft. (APAP-251)
Seymour Halpern was a U.S. Representative from New York. Halpern was born in New York City on November 19, 1913. He graduated from Richmond Hill High School and attended Seth Low College of Columbia University (1932-1934). Halpern was a newspaper reporter in New York and Chicago, 1931-1933; engaged in the insurance business; staff assistant to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, 1937; assistant to the president of the New York City Council, 1938-1940; member, New York State Senate, 1941-1954; member, Temporary State Commission to Revise the Civil Service Laws, 1952-1954; member, Mayor’s Committee on Courts, 1956-1958; and vice president and later chairman of the board, The Insurist Corporation of America, 1948-1959. Halpern was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in 1954, but was elected to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress and he died on January 10, 1997.
HANCOCK, CLARENCE EUGENE (APAP-252)
Papers, 1929-1946, 2.0 cubic ft. (APAP-252)
The Clarence Eugene Hancock Papers document Hancock's time in the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He was the representative of the 35th District of New York from 1927 to 1945 but came to represent the 36th district from 1945 to 1947 after New York State was redistricted. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, Congressional bills, transcripts of Congressional hearings, telegrams, and handwritten notes.
HANKS, PAUL B., Jr.
Papers, 10.25 cubic ft. (APAP-253)
Paul B. Hanks, Jr. of Brockport, NY was a member of the New York State Assembly from Monroe County's 3rd District from 1953 through 1964.
HASTINGS, JAMES FRED
Papers, 32 cubic ft. (APAP-254)
James Hastings was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY on April 10, 1926. Hastings served in the United States Navy in flight squadrons from 1943 through 1946. He was a member of the Allegany (N.Y.) Town Board for 10 years; served 5 years as an Allegany police justice; was a member of the New York State Assembly, 1962-1965; member of the New York State Senate beginning in 1965 serving two terms; manager and vice president of the radio station WHDL, 1952-1966; national advertising manager for The Times Herald in Olean, NY, 1964-1966; a partner in the real estate and insurance firm of Hastings & Jewell; a delegate to the New York State Convention, 1966; and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968 and 1972. Hastings was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, and served until his resignation on January 20, 1976 (January 3, 1969-January 20, 1976). Hastings was president of Associated Industries of New York State, Inc.and was last a resident of Tampa, Florida.
HATFIELD, ERNEST I.
Papers, 3.78 cubic ft. (APAP-255)
The Ernest I. Hatfield Papers document Hatfield's service in the New York State Senate, where he served from 1948-1964, and the years immediately following. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, speeches, and bills he introduced.
HORTON, S. WENTWORTH
Papers, 26.4 cubic ft. (APAP-257)
S. Wentworth Horton was born in Greenport, NY on October 16, 1885. Horton was a Republican member of the New York State Senate (1st District, 1947-1956) and an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1948. Horton was a Presbyterian and a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
KEOGH, EUGENE JAMES
Papers, 171.12 cubic ft. (APAP-259)
Eugene Keogh was a U.S. Representative from New York. Keogh was born in Brooklyn, NY was August 30, 1907. Keogh attended the public schools and Commercial High School in Brooklyn, NY. Keogh graduated from the school of commerce of New York University in 1927 and from the school of law of Fordham University in 1930. Keogh worked as a teacher in the New York City public schools in 1927 and 1928, a clerk with New York City Board of Transportation 1928-1930; law clerk in 1930 and 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the New York State assembly in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1967); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; member, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, 1973-1976; was a resident of New York City until his death there on May 26, 1989. A finding aid for this collection was created by the Syracuse University Library and is available in two PDF files at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/apap259_1.pdf (88 pages) and http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/apap259_2.pdf (81 pages).
KINGSTON, JOHN E.
Papers, .33 cubic ft. (APAP-260)
John E. Kingston of Westbury, Nassau County, NY was born in 1920. Kingston was commonly known as Jack Kingston. He was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, 1960-1974 (Nassau County 3rd District 1960-1965, 16th District 1966, 17th District 1967-1972, 15th District 1973-1974); a district judge in New York, 1990-1994; and a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, 1995. Kingston died on May 5, 1996, with interment at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, Long Island, NY.
KUPFERMAN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Papers, 52 cubic ft. (APAP-252)
Theodore Roosevelt Kupferman was a Representative from New York. Kupferman was born in New York City on May 12, 1920. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in New York City, earned a B.S. from City College, New York, and earned his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, LL.B. Kupferman was admitted to the New York Bar in 1943 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1948. Kupferman was a law secretary in the Appellate Division, New York State Supreme Court, 1948-1949; a member of the legal department of Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., 1943-1948 and 1949-1951; a member of the legal department of National Broadcasting Co., Inc., 1951-1953; the general counsel of Cinerama Productions Corp., 1953-1958; an assistant and adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, 1959-1964; counsel and legislative assistant to minority leader, New York City Council, 1958-1962; and a councilman of the city of New York, 1962-1966. Kupferman was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of U.S. Representative John V. Lindsay. Kupferman was reelected to the Ninetieth Congress (February 8, 1966-January 3, 1969), but was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968. Kupferman was also a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 1969-1996. Kupferman died on September 23, 2003, in New York, NY.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SARATOGA COUNTY
RECORDS, 1965–2010, 4.2 cubic ft. (APAP-339)
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that informs citizens about government, and encourages participation with and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has 150,000 plus members and supporters in the United States, with leagues in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. In New York State, there are 60 local leagues with approximately 8000 members. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (formerly the League of Women Voters, Saratoga Springs Area) formed in early 1965. This collection documents the day-to-day activities of this local league from its founding with 59 members through the current day. The collection contains annual meeting booklets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newsletters, education and advocacy materials, records of special projects and related reports, and membership lists. There is a small amount of video, predominantly of “Meet the Candidates” nights and other special events.
LENT, NORMAN FREDERICK
Papers, 34 cubic ft. (APAP-263)
Norman Frederick Lent was a U.S. Representative from New York. Lent was born in Oceanside, Nassau County, NY on March 23, 1931. He graduated from Malverne High School in 1948, earned his B.A. from Hofstra College in 1952, and earned his LL.B. from Cornell University Law School in 1957. Lent served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1952 through 1954 during the Korean Conflict with the rank of lieutenant. Lent was admitted to the New York bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Lynbrook. He was an associate police justice in East Rockaway, NY, 1960-1962; confidential law secretary to New York Supreme Court Justice, 1960-1962; member of the New York State Senate, 1962-1970; executive committeeman in East Rockaway, NY, 1962-1984; a delegate to the New York State Republican convention, 1968; and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1972. Lent was elected as a Republican-Conservative to the Ninety-second and ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1993) and was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992. Lent is a resident of Arlington, Virginia and West Palm Beach, Florida and a partner in the lobbying firm of Lent Scrivner & Roth LLC.
LOMBARDI, TARKY JR.
Papers, 1 cubic ft. (APAP-261)
The Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers contain correspondence documenting Lombardi's first term in the New York State Senate from 1966-1967.
Papers, 1992–2009, 9.25 cubic ft. (APAP–320)
John J. McEneny represents the 104th district in the New York State Assembly, which encompasses portions of Albany County, including parts of the city of Albany, the towns of Guilderland and New Scotland, and the Helderberg Hill towns of Berne, Knox, Westerlo and Rensselaerville. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served on several committees, including steering (chair), ethics and guidance, ways and means, governmental employees, and social services, and as Acting Speaker ProTempore on weekends, holidays and non-session days. Born in Albany in 1943, McEneny received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College. Prior to his election to the Assembly in 1992, McEneny served in other public service roles. He began his career as a social services caseworker in 1965 and later Mayor Erastus Corning appointed him Albany's first Director of Manpower Planning, Director of Public Employment Programs, and Commissioner of Human Resources, 1971-84. In 1985 McEneny became director of the State Urban Cultural Parks Program and, from 1989-1991, was Assistant Albany County Executive. This collection contains materials from McEneny’s tenure in the Assembly including correspondence, primarily from constituents, dating from 1992-2009, annotated files containing his 1993 sponsored legislation, and materials from his 1993 freshman orientation to the Assembly.
MCNULTY, MICHAEL R.
Papers, 73 cubic ft. (APAP-307)
Michael Robert McNulty was a U.S. Representative from New York. A Democrat, he represented New York’s 21st Congressional District (which encompasses Albany, Schenectady and Troy as well as portions of Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties) from 1989 to 2009. McNulty was born in Troy in 1947 and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1969. He served as town supervisor of Green Island, N.Y. from 1969 to 1977 and as mayor from 1977 to 1983. That year he was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he served until 1988. When Congressman Samuel Stratton withdrew from the 1988 Congressional race, McNulty replaced him as the Democratic candidate and was elected. He served in Congress for ten terms and was a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, where he was chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security. He chose not to run for reelection in 2008. This collection spans and documents McNulty’s tenure in the House of Representatives. It includes subject files, bills introduced by McNulty, briefing books and background reports for Congressmen, travel folders of materials related to Congressional delegation visits around the world, legislative profiles, legislative action guides, legislative calendars, photographs (both framed and unframed), newsletters, news clips, correspondence, books, certificates of appreciation from constituents and groups, and audio/video materials. The A/V includes audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, 1-inch Type Cs, reel-to-reels, DVDs, and CDs.
METCALF, GEORGE R.
Papers, 26 cubic ft. (APAP-264)
George R. Metcalf was born in Auburn, NY on February 5, 1914. Metcalf was a newspaper publisher and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Republican member of the New York State Senate, 1951-1965 (47th District 1951-1954, 48th District 1955-1965). Metcalf was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Freemasons, Eagles, Elks, and Lions. He died in Auburn Memorial Hospital on May 30, 2002.
MILLER, HOWARD F. (1920– ), educator, public servant
Papers, 1940–1982, 9 cubic ft. (APAP–088)
Includes correspondence and lecture notes relating to Miller's attendance at the Army Controller's School, 1942–1945, as a student and professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1938–1969, and the Albany Graduate Program in Public Administration (now part of the School of Public Affairs, University at Albany), 1964; legislative reports, minutes of legislative hearings on the budget and finance and of the New York State Assembly Budget Committee, 1966–1968; correspondence and reports as Executive Director of the New York State Social Development Planning Commission, 1968–1971; and relating to finance for the New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967–1968; news releases of the Speaker of the Assembly to Assembly candidates, 1968. Miller was an expert on institutional budgetary finance. He served as deputy director of the New York State Division of the Budget, 1971–1978, and director of the budget, 1978–1980.
MOFFAT, ABBOT LOW
Papers, 1936–1940, 4.4 cubic ft. (APAP–063)
Includes scrapbooks of articles and editorials from newspapers statewide on state fiscal matters, 1937–1940; news clippings, press releases, original political cartoons, and other materials on state politics, 1936–1940, including records relating to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1938. Moffat was a Republican State Assembly Representative from the 15th District from 1929 through 1943, and chaired the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee during 1938–1939. He held a series of official posts in the U.S. State Department and diplomatic positions at various American embassies from 1943 through 1961.
NOWICKI, JOSEPH F. X.
Papers, 12 cubic ft. (APAP-266)
Joseph F. X. Nowicki of Pearl River, NY was a member of the New York State Assembly from Rockland County from 1961 through 1964.
MORITT, FRED G.
Papers, 1959–1994, 27 cubic ft. (APAP–334)
The Fred Moritt Papers document the post-legislative career of the New York State Assemblyman and Senator (1905-1995). After representing Brooklyn for two decades in the state legislature from 1938-1957, Moritt served as a judge in the New York Civil Court until 1975. He also was an author and composer. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Moritt wrote the score for The Third Kiss (the basis of the London musical Robert and Elizabeth) and the songs Cansado, I Wrote a Love Song, Oh Willie I’m Waiting, Song of December and more. The collection includes files related to both his legal career and his musical compositions.
O’BRIEN, LEO WILLIAM
Papers, 6.1 cubic ft. (APAP-267)
Leo William O'Brien was a U.S. Representative from New York. O'Brien was born in Buffalo, NY on September 21, 1900. He graduated from Niagara University in 1922 and worked as a journalist, radio and television commentator, and was a member of the Albany Port, N.Y., District Commission from 1935 through 1952. O'Brien was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. William T. Byrne. O'Brien was reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (April 1, 1952-December 30, 1966) when he was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress. O'Brien was chair of the Albany County Planning Board and Adirondack Study Commission. He died on May 4, 1982, in Albany with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery in Albany.
Papers, 1982–2006, 89 cubic ft. (APAP–297)
Major Owens was a U.S. Representative from New York. A Democrat, he represented New York’s 11th Congressional District (which encompasses a number of Brooklyn neighborhoods) from 1982 until his retirement in 2006. A librarian by profession, he served as community coordinator of the Brooklyn Public Library from 1964 to 1966 and as director of Columbia University’s Community Media Library Program from 1973 to 1975. During the 1960s and 1970s Owens also was involved in a number of civil rights and community groups in New York City, including the Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality, the Metropolitan Council on Housing, and the Brownsville Community Council. In 1974 Owens was elected to the New York State Senate, where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. This collection documents Major Owens’ tenure in the House. It consists primarily of subject files related to his committee work on education, civil rights, and workforce issues, as well as matters related to New York City and State, foreign affairs, and his membership in the Congressional Black Caucus. There are Congressional bills, budgets, government reports, Congressional remarks, photographs, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, speeches, appointment calendars, and Congressman Owens’ voting records. There is a small amount of audio/video in the collection, including one DVD, VHS tapes, and audio cassettes.
PETERSON, DUTTON S.
Papers, 105.44 cubic ft. (APAP-269)
Dutton S. Peterson of near Odessa, Schuyler County, NY was born in Costello, Pennsylvania on December 10, 1894. Peterson served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I and was a Methodist minister. Peterson was a member of the New York State Assembly from Schuyler County (1937-1942) and theNew York State Senate (46th District 1953-1954, 50th District 1955-1964). Peterson was a member of Grange, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution, Freemasons, Rotary, Delta Sigma Rho, and Phi Beta Kappa.
PODELL, BERTRAM L.
Papers, 13.2 cubic ft. (APAP-270)
Bertram L. Podell was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Brooklyn on December 27, 1925. Podell attended Yeshiva of Flatbush and Abraham Lincoln High School, St. John’s University and Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1950 and commenced practice in New York City. Podell served in the United States Navy from 1944 through 1946. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1954 through 1968. Podell was elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Abraham J. Multer and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (February 20, 1968-January 3, 1975). Podell was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974. He resumed the practice of law in New York City and died on August 17, 2005, in New York, NY.
PURCELL, FRANCIS T.
Papers, .41 cubic ft. (APAP-273)
Francis T. Purcell, Malverne, NY, was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1964 through 1966 and county executive of Nassau County from 1978 to 1987. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Purcell served as a Village of Malverne Trustee, 1947-1955, and Mayor of the Village of Malverne, 1955-1963.
RESNICK, JOSEPH YALE
Papers, 70 cubic ft. (APAP-274)
Joseph Yale Resnick was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Ellenville, Ulster County, NY on July 13, 1924. He was educated in electronics and during World War II served as a radio officer in the United States Merchant Marine. Resnick was founder and chairman of the board of Channel Master Corp., engaged in electronics and plastic research and development, and was a member of the Ellenville School Board. He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969). Resnick was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1968, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate. Resnick returned to his business interests and died in Las Vegas, Nevada while enroute to California on a business trip on October 6, 1969. Interment is in the Hebrew Aid Society Cemetery in Wawarsing, NY.
RIEHLMAN, ROY WALTER
Papers, 88.2 cubic ft. (APAP-275)
Roy Walter Riehlman was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Otisco, Onondaga County, NY on August 26, 1899. He attended the public schools of Tully, NY, graduated from the Manlius Military Academy in 1919, and graduated from the Central City Business School in Syracuse, NY in 1921. Riehlman operated a general store and served as postmaster of Nedrow, NY from 1921 through 1923. In 1923, he became owner and operator of a bakery in Tully. Riehlman was a member of the Tully Board of Education, 1933-1938; a member of the board of supervisors of Onondaga County, 1938-1943; the county clerk of Onondaga County, 1943-1946; member of the advisory board of the Marine Midland Trust Co. in Tully, NY; and the area board of directors of Lynchburg College in Virginia. Riehlman was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1965). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress. Riehlman was vice president of Lu-Mar Enterprises, Inc. and resided in Ormond Beach, Florida until his death there on July 16, 1978. Interment is in Tully Cemetery in Tully, NY.
Papers, 23.6 cubic ft. (APAP-277)
SEYMOUR, WHITNEY NORTH, JR.
Papers, 50 cubic ft. (APAP-278)
Whitney North Seymour, Jr. was born in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia on July 7, 1923, the son of Whitney North Seymour and Lola (Vickers) Seymour. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a lawyer, served as a Republican member of the New York State Senate (1966-1968), and was also the U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1970-1973). Seymour is an Episcopalian and a member of the American Bar Association and the American Judicature Society. Currently, Seymour does pro-bono public interest work at the small firm of Landy and Seymour in midtown Manhattan. He and his wife Catryna have two daughters and live in the Greenwich Village district of Manhattan.
SMITH, BERNARD C.
Papers, 11 cubic ft. (APAP-279)
Bernard C. Smith was an assistant district attorney from 1951 to 1958, when he became chief assistant. While serving as District Attorney from 1962 to 1965, he joined his Nassau County counterpart in a drive against organized crime. Mr. Smith served in the State Senate from 1965 to 1978. Among other positions, he was chairman of the Senate Conservation Committee and was interested in environmental issues. He also was a commissioner of the State Investigation Commission from 1978 to 1990. In 1990, he lost a race for State Attorney General to Robert Abrams, who was the incumbent. Smith died on October 22, 1993 died at Kingston Hospital in Kingston, N.Y.
SOLOMON, GERALD B. H.
Records, 1978-1999, 52 cubic ft. (APAP–157)
The Solomon Papers are rich in summary material documenting his career (1979-1999) as a Republican representing the 22nd District of New York. Of particular interest are the numerous "Black Books" containing detailed summary information pertaining to Solomon's legislative activities, including his voting activity and the justification for his vote, bills and resolutions he introduced, and legislation and resolutions he cosponsored by him. Also of interest are the Floor Statements, Remarks, and Extensions made by Solomon. Solomon kept most of the House Resolutions voted on during the later half of his career, which are represented in the collection. The papers lack substantive correspondence and material related to his early congressional career (1978-1988). He also served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1973-1978.
STAFFORD, RONALD B.
Papers, 1956–2002, 86.56 cubic ft. (APAP–217)
Elected to the New York State Senate in 1965 to represent the 45th District, Ronald B. Stafford represented the North Country for a 37-year Senate career which included membership on several committees. He ended his career as chairman of the powerful Finance Committee. Stafford, a Republican, was the first chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee. During his Senate career, he chaired the Senate Finance Committee, Higher Education Committee, Codes Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. In 1974, as Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee he helped shape and create the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), a landmark program that opened access to college for New Yorkers who would otherwise have been unable to afford opportunities in higher education . He was a protector of the environment through his involvement in Adirondack Park affairs. Stafford was instrumental in bringing the 1980 Olympic Winter Games to Lake Placid, and in 1974 was appointed chairman of the New York State 1980 Olympic Winter Games Commission. He remained a leading figure in the Senate and in NYS politics throughout his career and until his death in 2005. The papers consist of correspondence, letters, memorandum, meeting minutes, press releases, legislative memorandum, newsletters, writings, photographs, clippings reprints, and other archival resources.
TAYLOR, MILDRED FRICK
Papers, 13.5 cubic ft. (APAP-280)
Mildred F. Taylor was a Republican from Lyons, Wayne County, NY. Taylor was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York, 1940, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960; a member of the New York Republican State Executive Committee, 1945; and a member of the New York State Assembly from Wayne County, 1947-1960.
TERRY, JOHN HART
Papers, 41.8 cubic ft. (APAP-281)
John Hart Terry is a U.S. Representative from New York. Terry was born in Syracuse, NY on November 14, 1924. He attended public and private schools in Syracuse; was pre-law at the University of Notre Dame, 1945; and received the LL.B. (J.D.) from Syracuse University in 1948. Terry entered the U.S. Army in September 1943 as a private and served in the European Theater of Operations with the rank of regimental sergeant major. He received the Bronze Star with clusters and the Purple Heart before being discharged with the rank of first lieutenant in 1946. Terry was admitted to the New York Bar in 1948 and commenced practice in Syracuse. He was also admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the District of Columbia. Terry was elected and reelected to six terms on the Onondaga County Board of Supervisors, 1948-1958; appointed assistant secretary to the Governor of New York, 1959-1961; a member of the Inter-Group Relations Advisory Council of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, 1961-1962; and elected to five terms as a member of the New York State Assembly, 1963-1970. Terry was chairman of the New York State United Services Organization, 1970; assistant secretary for the New York State Republican Convention in 1958 as well as a delegate in 1962; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973); and was not a candidate for reelection in 1972. Terry was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 1973-1987 and resumed the practice of law in Syracuse. Terry is a resident of Syracuse and Vero Beach, Florida.
Papers, 3.2 cubic ft. (APAP-285)
Julius Volker of Lancaster, Erie County, NY was a lawyer and a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1945 through 1966 (Erie County 7th District 1945-1965, 162nd District 1966). Volker was a member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus, Moose, Redmen, and Rotary.
WILSON, KENNETH L.
Papers, 11 cubic ft. (APAP-282)
Kenneth L. Wilson of Woodstock, NY was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1953 through 1968 (Ulster County 1953-1965, 109th District 1966, 99th District 1967-1968). Wilson was also an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1960.
Papers, 1971–1974, .4 cubic ft. (APAP–175)
Consists of correspondence, press releases, notes for and transcripts of speeches given by Willison from his tenure as governor of New York after the resignation of Nelson Rockefeller in 1973.
Papers, 60.8 cubic ft. (APAP-283)
Joseph Zaretzki was born in New York City on March 9, 1900. Zaretzki served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a lawyer. Zaretzki was a member of the New York State Senate from 1948 through 1974 (23rd District 1948-1965, 32nd District 1966, 28th District 1967-1974) and was Senate Majority Leader in the 1960s. He was a member of the NAACP, American Legion, Freemasons, and Elks. Zaretzki died on December 20, 1981, with an extensive obituary for him on December 21, 1981, in the New York Times.