Joseph F. Periconi

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Joseph F. Periconi (July 14, 1910 – February 16, 1994) was an American politician from New York. He was a New York State Senator; and Borough President of the Bronx, to date the last Republican in this office.

Life[edit]

He was born on July 14, 1910.

Periconi was Borough President of the Bronx from 1962 to 1965, elected on the Republican and Liberal tickets 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. During 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.[1]

References[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Enzo Gaspari
New York State Senate
27th District

1953–1954
Succeeded by
Jacob H. Gilbert
Preceded by
Francis J. McCaffrey
New York State Senate
29th District

1957–1960
Succeeded by
Joseph E. Marine
Political offices
Preceded by
James J. Lyons
Borough President of the Bronx
1962–1965
Succeeded by
Herman Badillo