Louis Capozzoli

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Louis Joseph Capozzoli (March 6, 1901 – October 8, 1982) was a United States Representative from New York.

Louis Joseph Capozzoli
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byChristopher D. Sullivan
Succeeded byDonald L. O'Toole
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the New York County, 2nd district
In office
January 1, 1939 – December 31, 1940
Preceded byNicholas A. Rossi
Succeeded byLouis DeSalvio
Personal details
Born(1901-03-06)March 6, 1901
Cosenza, Italy
DiedOctober 8, 1982(1982-10-08) (aged 81)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materFordham University School of Law
OccupationAttorney, Judge

Born in Cosenza, Italy, he emigrated to the United States in 1906 and attended public schools in New York City. In 1922 he graduated from the law department of Fordham University and in 1923 was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in New York City. He was an assistant district attorney of New York County from 1930 to 1937; and a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 2nd D.) in 1939 and 1940.

Capozzoli was elected as a Democrat to the 77th and 78th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1945. Afterwards, he resumed the practice of law.

In 1946, he was elected a Justice of the New York City Court and served from 1947 to 1950. He was elected to the Court of General Sessions in 1950, and served until January 1957; he was then appointed and served as a judge of the New York Supreme Court from January 21, 1957, to December 31, 1957. He was elected to the New York Supreme Court for a fourteen-year term and was appointed as an associate justice of the Appellate Division (1st Dept.) on April 29, 1966. He retired from the bench at the end of 1977.

He died on October 8, 1982, in New York City.


  • United States Congress. "Louis Capozzoli (id: C000132)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Alfred E. Clark, New York Times, Louis J. Capozzoli, Retired Judge, October 9, 1982
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Biography, Louis J. Capozzoli, retrieved September 26, 2013
  • Louis J. Capozzoli at The Political Graveyard, retrieved September 26, 2013
New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Nicholas A. Rossi
New York State Assembly
New York County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Louis F. DeSalvio
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Christopher D. Sullivan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Donald L. O'Toole