Politician an member of the Democratic party who served on the New York Supreme Court from 1968 to 1977.
After graduating from law school in 1930, he became a judge in 1941 and was later chosen to be the Borough President of Queens in 1963.
He was a supporter of low-income housing projects during his tenure as Borough President.
His grandnephew published an open letter to the New York City Council in 2012 where he made reference to his career as Borough President.
He served on the New York Supreme Court during the tenure of Nelson Rockefeller as governor of New York.