Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., American politician, Died at 82

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Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr. was born on November 2, 1933, in Norwich, Chenango County, New York, and died on September 4, 2016.

He was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Clarence was a student at Wagner College.

Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr. graduated A.B. from SUNY Albany in 1957, and J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1962.

In 1964, he was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Norwich.

Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr. also entered politics as a Republican and was City Attorney of Norwich from 1970 to 1973.

Rappleyea Jr. was a member of the New York State Assembly (122nd D.) from 1973 to 1995, sitting in the 180th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th and 191st New York State Legislatures.

Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr. was Minority Leader from 1983 to June 1995 and resigned his seat in July 1995.

Clarence was Chairman of the New York Power Authority from July 1995 to January 31, 2001.

During January 2001, the administrative head-office of the Power Authority, in White Plains, Westchester County, was named in his honor as the “Clarence D. Rappleyea Building.

Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr. passed away at 82 years old.

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