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Creator:
Fino, Paul A.
Abstract:
Paul A. Fino was a United States Representative from Bronx, New York. Fino was a member of the New York State Senate from January 1945 to May 1950. He was then member of the New York City Civil Service Commission from June 1, 1950, to December 31, 1952. Fino was elected as a Republican to the 83rd and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1968, to become a New York Supreme Court Justice having been elected November 5, 1968. Fino assumed his duties as a justice on January 1, 1969. Fino passed away in 2009. This collections contains records related to Fino's time in office. These records include constituent files, legislative files, and records related to the national lottery that Fino tried to implement.
Extent:
68 cubic ft.
Language:
English .
Preferred citation:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Paul A. Fino Papers, 1949-1969. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Fino Papers).

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Scope and Content:

The Paul A. Fino Papers include consituent files, legislative material, records relating to the national lottery that Fino tried to implement, biographical materials, and other records related to his time in the United States Senate and New York Supreme Court.

Biographical / Historical:

Paul A. Fino was a U.S. Representative for the Bronx, New York. Fino was born in New York City on December 15, 1913. Paul Fino attended public schools and graduated from St. Johns University School of Law in 1937. Fino was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1938 and began practice in New York City. He served as an assistant attorney general in state government from March 1943 to December 1944. Fino was a member of the New York State Senate from January 1945 to May 1950. He was then member of the New York City Civil Service Commission from June 1, 1950, to December 31, 1952. Fino was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1968, to become a New York Supreme Court Justice having been elected November 5, 1968. During his time in the Senate, Fino was known for trying to implement a national lottery. Fino assumed his duties as a justice on January 1, 1969. Fino was a delegate to the Republican State Convention from 1940 through 1966 and to the Republican National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968. Paul Fino wrote the book My Life in Politics and Public Service (Great Neck, N.Y.: Todd and Honeywell, Inc., 1986). Fino resided in Atlantic Beach, New York until his death in 2009.

Acquisition information:
Paul Fino initially donated his papers to Syracuse University in 1968 and 1969. In 2006, the papers were transferred to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Processing information:

This collection was processed by Sheri Sarnoff in (2020), Kathy Merring-Darling (2023-2024) and Gareth Kaedy (2023-2024).

Physical location:
The materials are located onsite in the department.

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PREFERRED CITATION:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Paul A. Fino Papers, 1949-1969. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Fino Papers).

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