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Louis Joseph CAPOZZOLI

(1901-1982)

CAPOZZOLI, Louis Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Cosenza, Italy, March 6, 1901; immigrated to the United States in 1906; attended the public schools in New York City; was graduated from the law department of Fordham University, New York City in 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant district attorney of New York County 1930-1937; member of the State assembly in 1939 and 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed the practice of law; elected a justice of the New York City Court in 1946 and served from 1947 to 1950; elected to the Court of General Sessions, County of New York, in 1950, and served until January 1957; appointed and served as a judge of the New York Supreme Court from January 21, 1957, to December 31, 1957; elected to the New York Supreme Court for a fourteen-year term; appointed as associate justice of the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, April 29, 1966; was a resident of New York City until his death there on October 8, 1982.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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