DeWitt Clinton Dominick III

Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 9 Sep 2009 (aged 91)
Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 42906393 · View Source
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Former NY State Senator D. Clinton Dominick of Newburgh, NY and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, died September 9, 2009. He was 91.

Dominick, a lifelong resident of Newburgh, attended Newburgh schools including NFA, graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1940 and served in Europe during World War II. He was a member of the National Guard, eventually attaining the rank of colonel. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1948 and practiced law in Newburgh from 1948 to 2000. He served in the NY Assembly from 1955-1958 and the NY Senate from 1959-1970. He was the sponsor of the controversial abortion rights bill, legalizing abortion in NY state, which paved the way for the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe. v. Wade. Dominick was a delegate to the 1967 New York State Constitutional Convention, and was appointed by Gov. Mario Cuomo to serve on the Board of Trustees of the State University of NY (SUNY). He later taught political science at Mt. St. Mary College.

His first wife, Nancy Ragan, died in 1978. His son, Steve Dominick, died in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Dominick of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; his children: Nick, Wendy, Molly, and Seth Dominick; stepchildren: Tyler Parkinson and Derek and Chadd Garvens; and grandchildren: Maddy, Spencer, and Gabe Pike and Nash and Kaia Garvens.

Friends may call at the Powelton Club, 29 Balmville Rd., Newburgh on Friday, October 2, from 4-6 p.m.
Published in the Times Herald-Record on 9/20/2009

The Florida Times - Union, Sep/11/2009: Clinton Dominick, 91, passed away September 9, 2009. Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

Home in 1940: Newburgh, Orange, New York
D Clinton Dominick 50
Blanche H Dominick 50
D Clinton Dominick 21
Jeanne B Dominick 18

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  • Maintained by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Originally Created by: Laurel Patricia Sicina Ralph
  • Added: 9 Oct 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for DeWitt Clinton Dominick III (4 Jun 1918–9 Sep 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42906393, ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.