James Scheuer, 1920-2005

The congressman from the Bronx and, later, Queens, whose obituary appears today, has an additional distinction: He gave Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey his start in politics.

Scheuer also gave Sheekey a trove of colorful anecdotes, but when I spoke to the late Congressman at his Washington home before the Sheekey-led Republican National Convention, all he would say was that he recalled the Bloomberg aide as “a nice young man.”

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