Angelo J. Arculeo

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Angelo J. Arculeo (18 February 1924 – 9 March 2013)[1] was an American accountant, lawyer, and Republican Party politician from New York City who represented parts of southern Brooklyn in the New York City Council from 1962 to 1982. He served as Minority Leader of that body twice, from 1962 to 1970, and from 1973 to 1982.[2] During the period between his two terms as Minority Leader he continued to serve as Republican Party Leader.[3] Elected from a district that at one time spanned Windsor Terrace to Bay Ridge to Staten Island, Arculeo for much of his tenure in the council he was its only Republican member who was not elected from an At-Large district.[4][5]

A 1954 graduate of St. John's University School of Law,[6] Arculeo is probably best known for his blocking of Res. No. 1309 of the city council that would have honored the assassinated former Beatles member John Lennon in 1980.[7][8]

Arculeo is interred at St. John Cemetery, Queens, New York.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
George H. Hearn
New York City Council, 14th District
1962–1965
Succeeded by
Edward L. Sadowsky
Preceded by
Robert A. Low
New York City Council, 22nd District
1966–1973
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Katzman
Preceded by
New District
New York City Council, 31st District
1974–1982
Succeeded by
Sal F. Albanese
Preceded by
Stanley M. Isaacs
Minority Leader, New York City Council
1962–1970
Succeeded by
Eldon R. Clingan
Preceded by
Eldon R. Clingan
Minority Leader, New York City Council
1973–1982
Succeeded by
Jack Muratori