Heck, Oswald D., 1902-1959

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Oswald D. Heck was longest-serving Speaker of the Assembly in New York State, holding the office from 1937 to 1959. Born in Schenectady, NY on Feb. 13, 1902, Heck remained a lifelong resident of the area. He opened his law office in Schenectady in 1930, and his first involvement in politics began a year later when he ran for and won a seat in the State Assembly. He died while still in office on May 21, 1959 after a long and distinguished career.

From the description of Political scrapbooks. 1931-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 176041533

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referencedIn Lord, Bert, 1869-1939. Bert Lord papers, 1902-1939. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Heck, Oswald D., 1902-1959. Political scrapbooks. 1931-1936. New York State Library
referencedIn New York State War Council. Division of Records. Research and drafts files for the Empire State at War: World War II, 1944-1948. New York State Archives
referencedIn Garcá Rivera, Oscar 1900-1969. Papers, 1912-1987 ; bulk: 1930-1940. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
referencedIn Bert Lord papers, 1902-1939. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Garcá Rivera, Oscar, 1900-1969. Papers, 1912-1987 ; bulk: 1930-1940. New York State Historical Documents
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associatedWith Bert, Lord 1869-1939. person
associatedWith Garcá Rivera, Oscar, 1900-1969. person
associatedWith Lord, Bert, 1869-1939. person
associatedWith New York State War Council. Division of Records. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Schenectady (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Schenectady
New York (State)
Scrapbooks--Politics and government


Birth 1902-02-13

Death 1959-05-21


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