DEROUNIAN, Steven Boghos

DEROUNIAN, Steven Boghos
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1918– 2007

Biography

DEROUNIAN, Steven Boghos, a Representative from New York; born in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 6, 1918; brought to the United States at the age of three by his parents who settled in Mineola, N.Y.; attended the public schools; graduated from New York University in 1938 and from the Fordham Law School in 1942; was admitted to the New York bar in 1942 and began practice in Mineola, N.Y., the same year; entered the United States Army as a private in July 1942; graduated from officers school as an Infantry officer and was assigned to the One Hundred and Third Infantry; served overseas from October 1944 to March 1946 and separated from the service as a captain in May 1946; awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with oak leaf; councilman of town board of North Hempstead, N.Y., from January 1, 1948, to December 30, 1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; justice of the supreme court of New York State, 1969-1981; died on April 17, 2007, in Austin, Tex.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn papers, 1822-2007, approximately 119 feet. Persons represented include Steven B. Derounian.

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Harold Phelps Stokes Papers, 1908-1969, 9.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Steven Boghos Derounian.
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