Joseph L. Galiber (October 26, 1924 – November 21, 1995) was an American politician from New York.
He was born on October 26, 1924, the son of Joseph F. Galiber and Ethel (Bowser) Galiber (1901–1997). During World War II he served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant, and took part in the Red Ball Express.
He played on the 1949–50 CCNY Beavers men's basketball team which won the 1950 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and the 1950 National Invitation Tournament. He married Emma (died 1995), and they had two daughters. They lived in the Bronx.
Galiber was a member of the New York State Senate from 1969 until his death in 1995, sitting in the 178th, 179th, 180th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th and 191st New York State Legislatures. In 1973, he sought the Democratic nomination for New York City Comptroller, but was defeated in the primary by Harrison J. Goldin. On January 8, 1974, Galiber was chosen as Third Deputy Mayor of New York City. Because of questions arising from the financing of Galiber's campaign for City Comptroller, Mayor Abraham Beame postponed Galiber's appointment on January 10. On January 16, Beame withdrew the appointment of Galiber, and appointed Paul Gibson Jr. to the post instead. In 1979, Galiber sought the Democratic nomination for Borough President of the Bronx, but was defeated in the primary by the incumbent Stanley Simon. Galiber then ran in the general election on the New Alliance Party ticket, but was defeated again by Simon. Galiber was an alternate delegate to the 1984 and 1988 Democratic National Conventions.
- GALIBER, JOSEPH L." at Social Security Info
- Deaths; GALIBER, ETHEL BOWSER in the New York Times on August 17, 1997
- Galiber Becomes 5th Candidate Seeking Controller Nomination in the New York Times on March 29, 1973 (subscription required)
- GOLDIN PLANNING "MEDIA CAMPAIGN" in the New York Times on June 10, 1973 (subscription required)
- Galiber Named by Beame As Third Deputy Mayor in the New York Times on January 9, 1974 (subscription required)
- BEAME POSTPONES NAMING GALIBER PENDING INQUIRY in the New York Times on January 11, 1974 (subscription required)
- Paul Gibson In, Galiber Out As Third Deputy to Beame in the New York Times on January 17, 1974 (subscription required)
- Galiber Joins Contest By Bronx Democrats For Borough President in the New York Times on April 18, 1979 (subscription required)
- Simon Gets Nomination In Bronx in the New York Times on September 12, 1979 (subscription required)
- Simon Wins in Bronx in the New York Times on November 7, 1979 (subscription required)
- Joseph L. Galiber Dies at 71 in the New York Times on November 22, 1995