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Leo C. Zeferetti (July 15, 1927 – March 21, 2018)[1] was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.[2] Born in Brooklyn, New York, he attended public schools in Brooklyn, New York University in 1963, and Baruch College from 1964 until 1966. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 until 1946 and became a corrections officer with the Department of Correction, New York City, from 1957 until 1974.[3] Zeferetti was a member of the New York State Crime Control Planning Board from 1972 until 1974 and a representative to President’s Conference on Correction, 1971. He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses. He represented the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn for four terms. In 1982, his district was eliminated in redistricting, and the bulk of its territory was merged with the Staten Island-based district of freshman Republican Guy Molinari, who defeated him in the general election that year.

Leo C. Zeferetti
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byHugh L. Carey
Succeeded byS. William Green
Personal details
Born(1927-07-15)July 15, 1927
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
DiedMarch 21, 2018(2018-03-21) (aged 90)
Davie, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNew York University
Baruch College
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leo Zeferetti Obituary
  2. ^ Election results by Adam Clymer, New York Times 3 November 1982
  3. ^ [1] GUARDS UNION HEAD ASSAILS 'AIDE' PLAN New York Times 11 October 1971

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Leo C. Zeferetti (id: Z000002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hugh L. Carey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1975–1983
Succeeded by
S. William Green