Emeel S. Betros

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Emeel S. Betros (August 29, 1931 – March 10, 1980) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


Betros was born on August 29, 1931, in Poughkeepsie, New York. He practiced law, and served as an Assistant New York Attorney General in 1960.[1]

He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1969 until his death in 1980, sitting in the 178th, 179th, 180th, 181st, 182nd and 183rd New York State Legislatures.

He introduced a bill to reduce the costs of local referendum by limiting the number of polling places for special elections.[2]

Betros died on March 10, 1980, at his home in Poughkeepsie, New York, of lung cancer.[3]


  1. ^ Profile, Newburgh-Beacon News, Google News Archive Search; accessed August 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Profile, The Evening News, Google News Archive Search; accessed June 18, 2015.
  3. ^ E.S. Betros, Member Of the Assembly Who Won Ban on Smoking in the New York Times on March 11, 1980 (subscription required)
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Victor C. Waryas
New York State Assembly
98th District

Succeeded by
Louis Ingrassia
Preceded by
H. Clark Bell
New York State Assembly
99th District

Succeeded by
Stephen M. Saland