Larry Delany, a Legend among Democrats, dies
Long Islander, Thursday, January 28, 1982, An obituary by JUDY B. SCHWAGER – Staff Writer
Lawrence J. Delaney, a legend among Democrats in the Town of Huntington, died Monday, January 18, in Palestine, Texas, after a long illness. He was 67 years old.
A staunch Democrat, who served both as town and county Democratic leader, Mr. Delaney, is credited with “literally creating the two-party system in Huntington.”
“He was the catalyst,” said Frank Grimes, chairman of the Huntington Town Democratic Committee. “For 25 years, he did more than any single person to build the Democratic Party here.”
Famous for ringing doorbells, Mr. Delaney is remembered for his determination to build a viable...| read more ››