Leon Bogues

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Leon Bogues (November 8, 1927 – August 6, 1985) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Bogues was born on November 8, 1927,[1] in Harlem. He attended Howard University, and graduated from Long Island University. Then he became a probation officer attached to the New York Supreme Court (1st D.). He married Dorothy, and they had two children.

He entered politics as a Democrat, and was appointed by Borough President Percy Sutton to the Manhattan Community Board No. 7. In 1978, he became the board's chairman.

On February 12, 1980, he was elected to the New York State Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Carl McCall to the U.S. Mission to the U.N.[2]Bogues was re-elected three times, and remained in the State Senate until his death in 1985, sitting in the 183rd, 184th, 185th and 186th New York State Legislatures. His district comprised parts of Harlem and the Upper West Side.

He died on August 6, 1985, at his home on West 95th Street in Manhattan, of lung cancer.[3]

References[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Carl McCall
New York State Senate
28th District

1980–1982
Succeeded by
Franz S. Leichter
Preceded by
Franz S. Leichter
New York State Senate
29th District

1983–1985
Succeeded by
David Paterson