Sebastian Leone

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Sebastian Leone was borough president of Brooklyn from 1970 to 1976.[1][2]

In January 1977 Sebastian Leone was elected to the New York Supreme Court. He served in that capacity until he retired in January 2001. He continues to reside in Brooklyn, New York.

The opening credits of the television show Welcome Back, Kotter, which was set in Brooklyn, began with the image of a sign that read, "Welcome to Brooklyn, 4th largest city in America, Hon Sebastian Leone Borough President".


  1. ^ "Leone Takes Oath as Brooklyn's Borough President - Article -". 1970-09-19. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ Liff, Bob (1990-02-01). "Golden Sworn in for Fourth Term". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Abe Stark
Borough President of Brooklyn
Succeeded by
Howard Golden