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Ivan C. Lafayette (July 28, 1930 – October 4, 2016) was an American politician who represented the 34th District in the New York State Assembly, which comprises portions of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst.
Originally from Monticello, in Sullivan County, New York, Lafayette attended schools in Brooklyn, and received a B.A. from Brooklyn College. He moved to Jackson Heights in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954.
Lafayette was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2008, sitting in the 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th, and 197th New York State Legislatures.
He served in a variety of capacities both in government and within the Democratic Party, including as a District Leader and on the New York State Democratic Committeeman. He did not seek re-election in 2008.
Mr. Lafayette died on October 4, 2016 at the age of 86.
- Gotham Gazette's Eye On Albany: New York State Assembly: District 34
- Nolan, Lafayette Named To Top Assembly Jobs