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John P. Lomenzo (August 12, 1915 - June 7, 2004 Rochester, Monroe County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.


He graduated from Fordham University School of Law, and was admitted to the bar in 1939. He was a judge of the Monroe County Court when he was the Republican candidate for New York State Comptroller in 1962. He was defeated by the incumbent Democrat Arthur Levitt, Sr., but was appointed Secretary of State of New York by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller on August 22, 1963, and stayed in office until he was replaced by Governor Malcolm Wilson after Rockefeller's resignation. In 1970-71, he was the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State. He was an alternate delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention.

Since 1975, he had been a director of Conair Corporation. He was a partner in the law firm of Field, Lomenzo & Turret.

His son John P. Lomenzo, Jr., has been Town Court Justice of Penfield, New York since 1995.


  • [1] Obit notice, in NYT on June 11, 2004
  • [2] SEC file on Conair, at Edgar on-line
  • [3] Political Graveyard
  • [4] Monroe County Bar pays tribute to deceased colleagues, in Daily Record (Rochester, NY) on November 30, 2004
  • [5] Fordham alumni notes
Political offices
Preceded by
Caroline K. Simon
Secretary of State of New York
1963 - 1974
Succeeded by
John J. Ghezzi


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