The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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Arthur T. Judge September 2021 Honor A Deceased Veteran
September 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
ARTHUR T. JUDGE
Arthur T. Judge was born on July 27, 1920 in Troy, New York to the late Arthur Judge and the late Catherine Morrissey Judge. He was the brother of Catherine Mulheren and Virginia Doin, and the late Henry Judge, Margaret Leathem and Patrick Judge.
Arthur graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1937, where he was an outstanding athlete. When he returned from military service, Arthur went on to attend the Evening Division of Russell Sage College.
Arthur enlisted in the United States Army on March 11, 1943, serving with a rank of Sergeant during World War II in the 204th Combat Engineers Construction Battalion in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters of Operation, including the Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland Campaigns. On D-Day, Arthur and his company stormed the beaches of Normandy. He has been awarded five battle stars, and is the recipient of the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Sharp Shooter Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Arthur was honorably discharged on October 31, 1945.
Arthur married his wife, the late Elizabeth Campbell on June 19th, 1949 at St. Peter’s Church in Troy, New York. He was the father of four daughters; Kathleen Stallmer, Elizabeth Simonik, Patricia Murphy and Maureen Kim, one son; Arthur Judge and had 14 grandchildren.
Arthur was employed by the United States Postal Service for 25 years, from 1947-1972. After he retired, he went on to work as an Assistant City Assessor for the City of Troy for 11 years, from 1975-1986. Arthur started out with the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk in 1947, and then worked his way up to a supervisor. On July 28, 1956, the United States Senate appointed him Postmaster of Troy, New York. At the time, Arthur was the youngest person to be appointed to this position. Throughout his postal career, Arthur served as President of the Troy Local Clerks Association, a Legislative Representative, State Vice President of the New York State Federation of Postal Clerks, was a member of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, and was a member of the National Association of Postmasters.
Arthur was an active member of the community and belonged to several organizations. He was a member of the Father Kelly Chapter, the Disabled American Veterans and the Noble-Callahan Post, American Legion. Arthur served as a member of the Public Service Division of the United Fund Campaign of the Mohawk-Hudson Area, from which he was awarded a citation for community service in 1961. He participated in City Parades, Troy politics, and his church, where he was communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church. Arthur was a history buff who enjoyed golfing and going to the race track on his free time.
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