Nicholas P Stampone
Born June 7, 1927.
Nicholas P. Stampone, 81, Democratic Party leader of the 41st Ward from 1966 to his retirement in 1993, died February 8, 2009 at his home in Tacony.
Mr. BORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to my dear friend, Nicholas P. Stampone, on the occasion of his retirement from active political affairs.
Nick Stampone's career with the Democratic Party spans over 45 years. Nick began his participation in government and public affairs in 1955. Serving the government of the city of Philadelphia first as the supervisor of the Philadelphia Traffic Court, and then in a variety of supervisory and administrative positions with the Philadelphia City Council, Nick gained the respect of all who worked with him.
The very fact that three successive city council presidents appointed Nick Stampone as the sergeant-at-arms to the Philadelphia City Council is a strong indication of the high regard Philadelphians have held for him.
While I was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Nick served as the State senator, fourth district, the district which encompassed my own. There, Nick provided insightful leadership, and, as a significant political figure in Philadelphia, he tirelessly worked in support of Democratic candidates such as myself.
Currently, Nick is the Democratic leader of the 41st ward in Philadelphia and an elected committeeperson of the 41st ward democratic executive committee. He has held these positions continuously from 1966 and 1948 respectively, and he will offer his resignation from these posts on June 3, 1993.
Nick Stampone has been a lifelong, loyal public servant. He served his country in the U.S. Army, Medical Corps in 1946-47, and has continued since that time to serve city, State and country with distinction. His active participation in government will be missed, but not forgotten.
It is an honor to know Nick Stampone. I thank you, Mr. Speaker, for this opportunity to bring attention in the U.S. House of Representatives to his numerous accomplishments.