Joseph F. Periconi

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Joseph F. Periconi (July 14, 1910 – February 16, 1994) was a former New York State Senator from the Bronx and Bronx Borough President. Periconi was the last Republican elected Bronx Borough President.[1]

Periconi, who was also endorsed by the New York State Liberal Party, was elected Bronx Borough President in 1961. During his time in office, he fought countlessly for the preservation of Bronx Borough Hall as a landmark. In 1965, he was narrowly defeated by Herman Badillo, who was then a Democrat. Under Badillo's tenure, the landmark building was demolished.

In 1970, Periconi was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress.

Periconi died on February 16, 1994 in the Bronx.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Enzo Gaspari
New York State Senate, 27th District
Succeeded by
Jacob Gilbert
Preceded by
Francis McCaffrey
New York State Senate, 29th District
Succeeded by
Joseph Marine
Political offices
Preceded by
James J. Lyons
Borough President of the Bronx
Succeeded by
Herman Badillo