Paul A. Fino

Paul Albert Fino (born 15 December 1913 in Bronx, New York City; † June 16, 2009 in North Woodmere, Nassau County, New York ) was an American politician.

Fino attended for two years, the Law School of St. John's University in New York City, and completed his studies thereat 1937. In 1938 he was admitted to the legal profession of the State of New York and began to practice in New York City. In 1940 he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the New York State Assembly. From March 1943 to December 1944 he held the office of assistant state attorney general. After that Fino was from January 1945 to May 1950 Member of the Senate of New York.

In 1952 he was elected as a Republican to Congress and represented there, from 3 January 1953 to 31 December 1968, when he resigned to judge at New York to become Supreme Court his home state in the House of Representatives of the United States. Fino now joined on 1 January 1969, his new judgeship. In the three years he spent on the judgment seat, he was known for his harsh sentences.

Within his party, he served on the party rallies of the Republican Party of New York from 1940 to 1966, as well as at the national conventions ( Republican National Convention ) in the years 1960, 1964 and 1968 as a delegate.