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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

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TARKY LOMBARDI, JR. PAPERS, (APAP-261), 1966-1967




Descriptive Summary

Title: Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers
Date: 1966-1967
Physical Characteristics: 1.0 cubic ft.
Abstract: The Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers contain correspondence documenting Lombardi's first term in the New York State Senate from 1966-1967.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Tarky Lombardi was born in 1929 and represented the 49th district in Central New York in the New York State Senate as a member of the Republican party. Voters first elected Lombardi to his seat in 1965 and he served until retiring in 1992. Earlier he spent six years on the Syracuse Common Council, including a number of years as its majority leader. A U.S. Army veteran, Lombardi graduated from the New York Military Academy and received a bachelor of science degree as well as a juris doctor from Syracuse University. He and his wife Marianne had five children.

While a State Senator, he served on a number of committees. He was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 1989-1992, the Senate Health Committee from 1971-1989, and the Senate Special Committee on the Culture Industry. In addition, Lombardi served as a member of the Codes, Education, Judiciary, Rules, and Veterans committees. During his career, Lombardi was known for his healthcare efforts, as well as advocating for medical malpractice reform. He was chairman of the State Council on Healthcare Financing, and a member of the Assembly on the Legislature, Human Resources and Arts, Tourism, and Cultural Resources committees of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Lombardi was a member of the Council of State Governments and chairman of its Committee on Human Resources.

During his career, Lombardi received a number of awards including the Terence Cardinal Cooke Award, Legislator of the Year from the National Association for Homecare, the Arents Medal, and the Simon LeMoyne Medal. He also introduced legislation to establish the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany. After retiring from politics, Lombardi returned to work at the Syracuse-based law firm of Devorsetz, Stinziano, Gilberti, Heintz, and Smith P.C. He helped found the firm in 1966, then known as Lombardi Devorsetz Stinziano and Smith, P.C.

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Scope and Content Information

The Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers document only his earliest years in the New York State Senate (1966-1967). They are almost entirely correspondence with a few newspaper clippings attached to incoming letters. The correspondence is primarily constituent mail and topics vary, but generally relate to a bill pending in the State Senate. There is a small amount of correspondence with fellow legislators. In all instances, the incoming letter is attached to a copy of the outgoing one.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized chronologically. There are no series.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Lombardi, Tarky

Corporate Bodies

New York (State). Legislature. Senate

Subjects

Politicians--New York (State)

Places

New York (State)--Politics and government
Syracuse (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Clippings
Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers, 1966-1967. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Lombardi Papers).

Acquisition Information

Tarky Lombardi initially donated his papers to Syracuse University in the late 1960s. In 2006, the papers were transferred to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Michael Paulmeno
Date: © 2011 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, January 1966
2 Correspondence, February 1966
3-5 Correspondence, March 1966
6-7 Correspondence, April 1966
8 Correspondence, May 1966
9 Correspondence, June 1966
10 Correspondence, September 1966
11 Correspondence, December 1966
12 Correspondence, January 1967
13-18 Correspondence, February 1967
19-31 Correspondence, March 1967
32 Correspondence, April 1967
33 Correspondence, Undated

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