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Serphin R. Maltese

Born: Dec 7, 1932

Birthplace: Queens

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Serphin R. Maltese

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1932
Birth Place : Queens

Serphin R. Maltese is a former New York State Senator representing New York's 15th State Senate District, located in southern and central Queens. From 1986 to 1988, he was the chairman of the Conservative Party of New York. Born and reared in the once heavily Italian-American neighborhood of Corona in Queens, New York. In 1951, Maltese graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in 1958 and a JD and LLB from the Fordham University Law School in New York City. In 1984, Maltese ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from Central Queens. The seat was being vacated by Geraldine Ferraro who was chosen to run for Vice President on the Democratic ticket with Walter Mondale. Maltese faced Democrat Thomas J. Manton and lost narrowly; 53-47 percent. Maltese's loss was attributed to the presence of Ferraro on the national ticket, as the district had a former history of leaning Republican. Maltese was a member of the New York State Senate from 1989 to 2008, sitting in the 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th and 197th New York State Legislatures.


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