Joseph V. O'Leary
He was New York State Commissioner of Standards and Purchase when Governor Herbert H. Lehman appointed O'Leary New York State Comptroller after the death of Morris S. Tremaine to fill the vacancy. Tremaine died on October 12, 1941, and O'Leary was appointed on October 17 with the understanding that he was nominated to run on the Democratic and American Labor tickets at a special election for Comptroller in November, but on October 27 the New York Court of Appeals ruled that no such special election is to be held and O'Leary continued in office until the end of 1942. He was defeated for re-election on both tickets in November 1942.
He was a founding member of the Liberal Party of New York, and was its Secretary in 1958.
He died at the Beth Israel Medical Center.
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- CONTROLLER VOTE IN STATE BARRED BY APPEAL COURT in NYT on October 28, 1941 (subscription required)
- A.L.P. MAN NAMED TO TREMAINE JOB IN 2-PARTY DEAL in nYT on October 18, 1941 (subscription required)
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