Stanley Fink,61, New York state Assembly speaker from 1979...

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March 07, 1997

Stanley Fink,61, New York state Assembly speaker from 1979 to 1986, died Tuesday in Boston, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer. He was the longest-serving Democratic Assembly speaker in state history and built a strong staff that rivaled the influence of the governor's advisers and gave lawmakers a new sense of independence.

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