Sidney Leviss

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Sidney Leviss
New York Supreme Court Justice
In office
15th Borough President of Queens
In office
January 3, 1969 – September 17, 1971
Preceded by Mario J. Cariello
Succeeded by Donald Manes
Personal details
Born July 21, 1917 (1917-07-21)
Flushing, New York
Died September 7, 2007 (2007-09-08) (aged 90)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marion (died 2006)
Children two: Jeanne, Nancy
Alma mater New York University School of Law (1941)

Sidney Leviss (July 21, 1917 - September 7, 2007) was a Democratic[1] politician and judge from Queens, New York City.


Leviss was born in Flushing, New York. He attended New York University and received a degree from the New York University School of Law in June 1941. Leviss was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 1942. The next day he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps to fight in World War II.[2][3]

After the war he served as an assistant district attorney under T. Vincent Quinn, and later as deputy Queens borough president under Mario J. Cariello.[3] He succeeded his boss and was elected Queens borough president in 1969. Leviss left the office mid-term on September 17, 1971[4] to take a seat on the New York Supreme Court. He retired from the bench at the age of 76, but was subsequently named a judicial hearing officer, a position he held until his death.[3]

Leviss' wife Marion died in 2006. He was survived by two daughters, Jeanne and Nancy.[3]


  1. ^ Hartman, Tamara (2003). "1970 - A Newspaper Is Born". The Queens Tribune. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Deaths: Leviss, Sidney". The New York Times. September 9, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Groznik, Brad (September 14, 2007). "Sid Leviss, 90 Served As BP". The Queens Tribune. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Boroughs of New York City". Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mario J. Cariello
Borough President of Queens
Succeeded by
Donald Manes