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William Stiles Bennet and John J. Lyons circa 1912-1913

John J. Lyons (circa 1881 – February 27, 1945) was the Secretary of State of the State of New York.


He was the Republican district leader in Harlem. He was an alternate delegate to the 1916 Republican National Convention, and a delegate to the 1920 Republican National Convention. He was Secretary of State of New York from 1921 to 1922, elected in 1920. He died at the United States Veterans Hospital in the Bronx.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Secretary of State Had Held City Posts. Was an Owner of Chop House.". New York Times. March 1, 1945. Retrieved 2008-12-20. "John J. Lyons, former Secretary of State of the State of New York, and more recently one of the proprietors of Lyons Chop House, 102 West Fiftieth Street, died on Tuesday in the United States Veterans Hospital, the Bronx. His age was 64."  

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francis Hugo
New York Secretary of State
1921 - 1922
Succeeded by
James A. Hamilton


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