Henry F. Zwack

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Henry F. Zwack
Personal details
Born December 5, 1952
Bronx, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Laura Zwack
Children 3
Residence Stephentown, New York

Henry F. Zwack (born December 5, 1952) is a lawyer and politician, most notable for having served as Rensselaer County, New York county executive and as an Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice.

Mr. Zwack is a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, New York and the Albany Law School. He hails from Stephentown, New York, where his father started a sheet metal fabrication business in the 1950s.[1]

He began his political career in the Rensselaer County Legislature, eventually rising to Chairman. In 1995, he was first appointed by the county legislature and then elected to serve out the term of the departing Rensselaer County executive[2] and was reelected once before resigning to defend himself against corruption charges.[3] He was ultimately acquitted of all counts.[4]

Governor George Pataki subsequently appointed him Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and later as a Judge on the New York State Court of Claims in December, 2006. He has chambers in Troy, New York, and is assigned in Rensselaer, Columbia and Ulster Counties as an Acting Supreme Court Justice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Phillips (2002-05-10). "For Rensselaer County Steel Fabricator, the Bigger the Better". The Business Review. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2008-06-28.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Zwack Wins Rensselaer County Executive Race". The Albany Times Union. Albany, New York. 1995-11-08. p. B1. 
  3. ^ "Besieged Zwack Quits". The Albany Times Union. Albany, New York. 2001-05-14. p. B1. 
  4. ^ Michele Morgan Bolton (2002-05-09). "Zwack, 4 Others Acquitted". The Albany Times Union. Albany, New York. p. B1. Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rensselaer County, New York Legislator
January 1, 1986 - December 31, 1994
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John L. Buono
Rensselaer County, New York Executive
May, 1995 – May 13, 2001
Succeeded by
Kathleen M. Jimino
Government offices
Preceded by
Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
– December, 2006
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice, 3rd Judicial District
December, 2006 - present
Incumbent