JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center is excited to honor the life and career of Stan Lundine on Sunday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m. in its Carl M. Cappa Theatre. This event is free and open to all.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of his mayoral election, the Center will highlight the influence of Lundine’s remarkable career as the former Mayor of the City of Jamestown (January 1, 1970 to March 8, 1976), U.S. Congressman (March 2, 1976 to December 31, 1986) and Lieutenant Governor of New York State (January 1, 1987 to December 31, 1994). He is also the former Chair of the Jackson Center’s Board of Directors and continues to serve as one of its members.
Of Stan’s work in the public sector, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi stated, “Stan Lundine has provided a lifetime of outstanding public service to the betterment of his city, region, state and nation. His incredible work over the years has touched and positively impacted the lives of literally thousands of people, and he continues to serve as the best example of what public service can and should always be about.”
“Stan provided leadership and inspiration to a generation of youth of Jamestown, and a whole host of other people benefited from that,” reflected Sam Morgante, RHJC Board member and former head of the group “Youth for Stan Ludine.”
Former RHJC Board member Joe Zanetta elaborated, “Stan Lundine became a boyhood hero of mine upon his election as Mayor in 1969. He has been one of the most effective public officials ever from Chautauqua County and had a tremendous impact on public policy at the local, state and federal level – all the while maintaining a humility and sincerity.”
Charles DeAngelo, Jamestown attorney, served as Stan’s campaign manager during one of his congressional runs.
“Stan Lundine put Jamestown New York on the map in labor relations,” he said. “Jamestown will forever be remembered for Stan’s innovation in creating labor-management committees, leading the way for constructive and mutually beneficial labor relations across America. Stan inspired many successful community leaders with his ability to bring people with divergent views to the table in the interest of serving their greater community.”
Pat Kinney, who worked with Stan during his congressional and gubernatorial terms, said Stan “truly represented the district,” and “was extremely constituent oriented.” After Stan became Lieutenant Governor, Pat states that “he continued to travel [his district] extensively.”
The event will include remarks from family, friends and professionals who worked with Lundine or were influenced by him during his almost 50 years in public service. A short documentary of Lundine’s life, created for this event, will also be screened.
This celebration will mark the formal opening of “Leading with Integrity & Innovation: Stan Lundine,” a new exhibit at the Jackson Center.
Ashlee Gray, RHJC intern and senior at St. Bonaventure University, compiled interviews for the short documentary that will be shown at this event, which was edited by RHJC intern Brian Hill. Gray also designed the exhibit display.
Please contact the Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646 with any questions.
The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.