- Stanley Fink
:"This article is about the American lawyer, for the British hedge fund executive see
Stanley Fink (finance)."Stanley Fink ( February 6, 1936Brooklyn, New York City- March 4, 1997Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts) was an American Lawyer and politician.
New Utrecht High Schooland graduated from Brooklyn Collegein 1956. He received a law degree from New York University School of Lawin 1959.
He then joined the
U.S. Air Force, serving in Englandas a commissioned second lieutenant with the Judge Advocate General's office. He was discharged in 1962 as a captain.
He returned to Brooklyn, where he practiced law and became increasingly involved in community and civic affairs. In 1968, he was hired as chief counsel for the Assembly's Committee on Mental Hygiene.
He was a Democratic member from Kings County of the
New York State Assemblyfrom 1969 to 1986, was majority leader in 1977 and 1978, and Speaker from 1979 to 1986.
In 1986, he decided not to seek re-election, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and earn more money in the private sector. He joined Bower & Gardner, a
Manhattanlaw firm, and was senior vice president for regulatory and Government affairs for NYNEXat the time of his death.
He died at the
Massachusetts General Hospitalin Boston of heart failure. He had been in failing health since late January, when he underwent surgery for a recurrence of cancer. He was buried at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.
He was married to Judith, and they had two sons: Marc Fink and Keith Fink.
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D03E5D81230F935A35750C0A961958260] Obit in NYT on March 6, 1997
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