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  • Joe Galu
    Graveyarders: John J. McNulty, D-Green Island, N.Y., died Monday after serving as town supervisor, mayor and Albany County Sheriff and serving as a leader of
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 28, 2009
      Graveyarders:



      John J. McNulty, D-Green Island, N.Y., died Monday after serving as town supervisor, mayor and Albany County Sheriff and serving as a leader of Albany County's powerful Democratic organization for decades.

      He was 87 and had been in declining health for several months.

      His son, Michael R, McNulty, was the congressman from the Albany area for 20 years before stepping down in 2008.

      The McNulty family broke the Republican rule of the town in 1921 when John J. McNulty Sr. was elected supervisor for a two-year term.

      His son was elected town supervisor in 1949 and served until 1957, when he was elected mayor of the co-terminus town and village. The mayor of the village is by far the more powerful position.

      McNulty was elected mayor in 1957 and served until 1973 when he handed the Democratic organization a shattering primary defeat and was elected Sheriff, a position his father held in the 1930s.

      McNulty was a traditional cigar-smoking backroom politician and an accessible inclusive open-door official who also served as mayor after the 1983 elections and yet again, elected in 1991 until he resigned in 2003, when his daughter, the present mayor, Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan was appointed and elected.

      The Democratic organization fought McNulty as sheriff, undercutting him through the budget process and forced his resignation in May of 1979.

      After his son was elected town supervisor, village mayor, Member of Assembly and to Congress, the McNultys became accepted and respected members of the Albany County Democratic leadership, often negotiating settlements of disputes throughout the county.



      from Joe Galu, who worked for the Troy Record in 1966-68 and got to know the McNultys from then until now. Newspaper reports likely tomorow.



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    • Joe Galu
      Graveyarders, the first reference should have been to John J. McNulty Jr. Joe Galu To: political-graveyard@yahoogroups.com; joegalu@hotmail.com From:
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 28, 2009
        Graveyarders,



        the first reference should have been to John J. McNulty Jr.



        Joe Galu





        To: political-graveyard@yahoogroups.com; joegalu@...
        From: joegalu@...
        Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:29:46 -0500
        Subject: [political-graveyard] John J. McNulty






        Graveyarders:

        John J. McNulty, D-Green Island, N.Y., died Monday after serving as town supervisor, mayor and Albany County Sheriff and serving as a leader of Albany County's powerful Democratic organization for decades.

        He was 87 and had been in declining health for several months.

        His son, Michael R, McNulty, was the congressman from the Albany area for 20 years before stepping down in 2008.

        The McNulty family broke the Republican rule of the town in 1921 when John J. McNulty Sr. was elected supervisor for a two-year term.

        His son was elected town supervisor in 1949 and served until 1957, when he was elected mayor of the co-terminus town and village. The mayor of the village is by far the more powerful position.

        McNulty was elected mayor in 1957 and served until 1973 when he handed the Democratic organization a shattering primary defeat and was elected Sheriff, a position his father held in the 1930s.

        McNulty was a traditional cigar-smoking backroom politician and an accessible inclusive open-door official who also served as mayor after the 1983 elections and yet again, elected in 1991 until he resigned in 2003, when his daughter, the present mayor, Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan was appointed and elected.

        The Democratic organization fought McNulty as sheriff, undercutting him through the budget process and forced his resignation in May of 1979.

        After his son was elected town supervisor, village mayor, Member of Assembly and to Congress, the McNultys became accepted and respected members of the Albany County Democratic leadership, often negotiating settlements of disputes throughout the county.

        from Joe Galu, who worked for the Troy Record in 1966-68 and got to know the McNultys from then until now. Newspaper reports likely tomorow.


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