Albany resident Thomas Keefe was a city court judge from 2002-2016, who previously served as an attorney in private practice before his election to the bench. As an attorney, he handled litigation related to elections, including Albany School Board and City Council races, and a significant homeowner tax reassessment case lasting more than a decade. He also served as co-chair of the Albany-based Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club, which formed to support all Democratic candidates seeking office, from its inception in 1994 until 2002.
Through case files, the collection documents the contested nature of Albany and New York elections during the late 1980s and 1990s. It consists of a variety of court records, including motions, petitions, transcripts, and affidavits, case research, correspondence, subject files, and notes. There are files and memorabilia related to Keefe's 2002 campaign and eventual election. In addition, the collection contains organizational records related to the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club and other campaign and political event materials.
The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.
All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archivesin 2010.
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Published: 2018-03-06 06:19:33 -0500
Encoded in EAD by Brian Keough, 2016 December 23
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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Thomas Keefe, 1981-2002. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Thomas Keefe).