John J. Santucci, American lawyer and politician, Died at 85

  Law, Politician

John J. Santucci was born on April 2, 1931, in Queens, New York City and died on June 26, 2016.

He was an American lawyer and politician.

John attended Public Schools No. 123 and 155, and John Adams High School.

John J. Santucci was a graduate from St. John’s University, and in 1953 from St. John’s University School of Law.

John J. Santucci practiced law in New York City, and entered politics as a Democrat.

He was co-opted to the New York City Council (6th D.), to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Eric J. Treulich to the New York City Civil Court, on April 14, 1964.

He was elected to the New York State Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Irving Mosberg to the New York City Civil Court on February 20, 1968.

John J. Santucci stayed in the Senate until 1976, sitting in the 177th, 178th, 179th, 180th and 181st New York State Legislatures.

In November 1976, he was re-elected, but resigned his seat before the next Legislature met.

As of December 30, 1976, John was appointed as District Attorney of Queens County, to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Nicholas Ferraro to the New York Supreme Court.

During November 1977, Santucci was elected to succeed himself, defeating anti-corruption crusader Maurice H. Nadjari.

During 1980, John ran in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Jacob K. Javits but was defeated by U.S. Representative Elisabeth Holtzman.

He was re-elected as D.A. in 1981, 1985 and 1989.

Santucci tendered his resignation on May 1, 1991, to take effect on June.

John J. Santucci passed away at 85 yrs old.