Raymond F. Gallagher

Raymond F. Gallagher (born April 7, 1939) is an American politician from Lackawanna, New York.[1]


He entered politics as a Democrat. He was a member of the Erie County Legislature (1st D.) from 1972 to 1978; and was Chairman from 1976 to 1978.[2]

On February 14, 1978, he was elected to the New York State Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the election of James D. Griffin as Mayor of Buffalo. Gallagher was re-elected twice, and remained in the Senate until 1981, sitting in the 182nd, 183rd and 184th New York State Legislatures. He resigned his seat in July 1981, and was appointed as Chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.[3]

He was the Democratic nominee for New York State Comptroller in 1982.


Political offices
Preceded by
James D. Griffin
New York State Senate
56th District

Succeeded by
William Stachowski
Preceded by
John C. Ogarek
1st District Erie County Legislator
Succeeded by
Marie Gannon
Party political offices
Preceded by
Harrison J. Goldin
Democratic nominee for New York State Comptroller
Succeeded by
Herman Badillo
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