Paul A. Fino

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Paul A. Fino, New York Congressman and Judge

Paul Albert Fino (December 15, 1913 – June 16, 2009) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Fino was born on December 15, 1913, in New York City. He graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1937.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (27th D.) from 1945 to 1950, sitting in the 165th, 166th and 167th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th and 90th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1953, until his resignation on December 31, 1968. In Congress, Fino championed the creation of a "national lottery," which he believed would allow the federal government to raise additional revenue to fund crucial programs without raising taxes. He was a delegate to the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Republican National Conventions. In November 1968, he was elected to the New York Supreme Court and took his seat on the bench on January 1, 1969.

In 1986, Fino published his autobiography, My Life in Politics and Public Service.

He was a resident of Atlantic Beach, New York when he died on June 16, 2009, in North Woodmere, New York.[1] He was buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Paul Fino, Politician Who Battled Lindsay, Dies at 95", The New York Times, June 18, 2009. Accessed June 19, 2009.

Sources[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas C. Desmond
New York State Senate
27th District

1945–1950
Succeeded by
Enzo Gaspari
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Buckley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 25th congressional district

1953–1963
Succeeded by
Robert R. Barry
Preceded by
Charles A. Buckley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

1963–1968
Succeeded by
Mario Biaggi
Party political offices
Preceded by
Harry Uviller
Republican Nominee for New York City Comptroller
1953
Succeeded by
Walter McGahan
Preceded by
Caroline K. Simon
1957
Republican Nominee for New York City Council President
1961
Succeeded by
Timothy Costello