Nicholas J. Pirro

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Nicholas J. Pirro, Jr. (Born May 29, 1940) is a New York politician most notable for having served as county executive of Onondaga County, New York.

Pirro was born on Syracuse's North Side to Nicholas, Sr. and Camille.[1] He attended Our Lady of Pompeii School and Christian Brothers Academy and graduated from Le Moyne College in 1964 with a degree in business management. He entered politics at age 22, serving as campaign manager for a bowling alley operator who was running for the Onondaga County Board of Supervisors. He served one term as supervisor[2] and ten terms as county legislator.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

He served as Chairman of the County Legislature starting in 1980.[13] After his predecessor announced his retirement in 1987, Pirro clinched the Republican nomination for County Executive and won the November election[14][15] He served a total of five terms in office.[16][17][18][19]

The Onondaga County Convention Center is named in his honor.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAREWELL", The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), 2007-11-28: A4 – A5 
  2. ^ "Results of Supervisor Race", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1965-11-03: 6 
  3. ^ "County Legislature District Races", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1967-11-05: 10 
  4. ^ "County Legislature Democrats Win Nine Seats", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1969-11-05: 14 
  5. ^ "4 Wins Give GOP 19-5 County Legislative Power", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1971-11-05: 16 
  6. ^ "COUNTY LEGISLATURE", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1973-11-07: 4 
  7. ^ "GOP Keeps Majority", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1975-11-05: 9 
  8. ^ "Dems Take 13-11 Edge in Legislature", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1977-11-07: 5 
  9. ^ "Scramble Starts for Party Leadership", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1979-11-07: 6 
  10. ^ "Campaign '81—County Legislature", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1981-11-04: A8 
  11. ^ "County Legislature Muscle Strengthened", The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), 1983-11-09: A6 
  12. ^ "County Voters Re-elect 24 Incumbents", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1985-11-06: A14 
  13. ^ "Pirro Set to Declare Candidacy", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1987-04-13: A1 
  14. ^ "VOTERS PICK NICK; HENNESSY STUNNED", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1987-11-04: A1 
  15. ^ "County Executive Pirro Is Settling into New Quarters", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1988-01-02: A4 
  16. ^ "GOP Loses City Council; Pirro Wins in Landslide", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1991-11-06: A1 
  17. ^ "LEWIS WINS AUDITOR RACE", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1995-11-08: A1 
  18. ^ "Voters in Geddes and Cicero Replace Their Supervisors", The Syracuse Herald-Journal (Syracuse, New York), 1999-11-03: A1 
  19. ^ "GOP Keeps County Reins; City Democrats Add Seat", The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), 2003-11-05: A1 
  20. ^ "OnCenter Wants Facility to Be Named after Pirro", The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), 2007-10-07: B1 
Political offices
Preceded by
Onondaga County, New York Supervisor from Syracuse Ninth Ward
June, 1965 – December 31, 1967
Succeeded by
(Position abolished)
Preceded by
(Position created)
Onondaga County, New York Legislator, Sixteenth Election District
January 1, 1968 – December 31, 1987
Succeeded by
Alexander DeLucia
Preceded by
John H. Mulroy
Onondaga County, New York Executive
January 1, 1988 – December 31, 2007
Succeeded by
Joanne M. Mahoney