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Sidney A. Fine, Congressman from New York

Sidney Asher Fine (September 14, 1903 – April 23, 1982) was an American lawyer, politician and justice of the New York Supreme Court.


Fine was born on September 14, 1903, in New York City. He graduated from City College of New York in 1923, and from Columbia Law School in 1926.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Bronx Co., 2nd D.) in 1945 and 1946.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (24th D.) from 1947 to 1950, sitting in the 166th and 167th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 82nd, 83rd and 84th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1951, until his resignation on January 2, 1956.

He was a Justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1956 to 1973; and an Official Referee (i.e. a Senior Judge on an additional seat) of the Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.

He died on April 23, 1982, in New York City.


He was married to Libby Poresky and their sons were Burton M. Fine who served in the New York State Assembly in the 1960s and has practiced law in New York since 1958, and Ralph Adam Fine who served on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 'Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature,' vol. 2, R. Reginald, Wildside Press LLC: 2010, Biographical Sketch of Ralph Adam Fine, pg. 899


  • United States Congress. "Sidney A. Fine (id: F000126)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Sidney A. Fine at Find a Grave
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Patrick J. Fogarty
New York State Assembly
Bronx County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Richard M. Goldwater
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Lazarus Joseph
New York State Senate
24th District

Succeeded by
John J. Donovan, Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter A. Lynch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Isidore Dollinger
Preceded by
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James C. Healey