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Mary Anne Krupsak

Mary Anne Krupsak
Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1978
Governor Hugh Carey
Preceded by Warren M. Anderson (acting)
Succeeded by Mario Cuomo
Member of the New York Senate
from the 44th district
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 1974
Preceded by James H. Donovan
Succeeded by Fred Isabella
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 104th district
In office
January 1, 1969 – December 31, 1972
Preceded by Donald A. Campbell
Succeeded by Thomas W. Brown
Personal details
Born Mary Anne Krupczak
(1932-03-26) March 26, 1932
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Edwin Margolis
Alma mater University of Rochester (B.A.)
Boston University (M.S.)
University of Chicago (J.D.)
Religion Roman Catholic

Mary Anne Krupsak (born March 26, 1932) is an American lawyer and politician from New York. She was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1975 to 1978.


She was born on March 26, 1932, in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Ambrose M. Krupczak and Mamie (Wytrwal) Krupczak.[1] She grew up in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, where her parents ran a pharmacy. Her father was a Democratic member of the Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County, representing the City of Amsterdam's Fourth Ward. She is of Polish ancestry.

Mary Anne Krupsak was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1969 to 1972, sitting in the 178th and 179th New York State Legislatures. She was a member of the New York State Senate in 1973 and 1974. She was elected Lieutenant Governor of New York at the New York state election, 1974.[2]

Elected with Governor Hugh Carey, Krupsak became upset with how Carey treated her in office and felt she was not given enough to do. After committing to run for a second term with Carey in 1978, Krupsak decided to withdraw from the ticket and instead challenge Carey for the Democratic nomination for governor.[2] She lost the Democratic primary to Carey, and after running unsuccessfully for Congress in 1980,[3] she retired from politics.

Afterwards she was a senior partner of the firm of Krupsak and Mahoney, P.C., Attorneys at Law in Albany[4] and was senior partner and co-founder of Krupsak, Wass de Czege and Associates, an Economic Development Consulting firm based in Buffalo.


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  2. ^ a b University of Rochester, special collections
  3. ^ TWO LEAVING HOUSE GENERATE CONTESTS; Miss Krupsak Is Being Challenged in 30th District in the New York Times on August 31, 1980 (subscription required)
  4. ^ The Daily Diary of President Jimmy Carter

External links

  • Lt. Governor Krupsak speaks with Governor Carey
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