Lucio Russo (politician)

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For the Italian Academic, see Lucio Russo.

Lucio Francis Russo (May 14, 1912 – April 20, 2004) was an American lawyer and Republican Party politician who served eleven terms in the New York Assembly, representing Staten Island.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

A New Castle, Pennsylvania native, Russo graduated from Fordham University School of Law and began a law practice in Staten Island. He served for twenty-two years in the New York Assembly until he was defeated by Guy Molinari in a Republican primary in 1974.[2]


On April 20, 2004, Russo and his wife of 65 years, Tina Iarossi Russo who was a local activist and founder of the Staten Island chapter of the March of Dimes, were killed in an automobile accident near their winter home in Boynton Beach, Florida. At the time of their deaths they were living between Boynton Beach and their longtime home of Todt Hill, Staten Island.[3]


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Louis DeSalvio
New York State Assembly, 60th District
Succeeded by
Guy Molinari
Preceded by
Joseph Kottler
New York State Assembly, 58th District
Succeeded by
Joseph Lentol
Preceded by
New York State Assembly, 64th District
Succeeded by
John M. Burns
Preceded by
Edward V. Curry
New York State Assembly, 2nd District of Richmond County
Succeeded by