THE CITY; Democrat Backed For Council Seat
January 3, 1985, NY Times
Walter H. Crowley, a Queens Democratic district leader and a lawyer, was recommended yesterday to fill a vacant City Council seat by Borough President Donald R. Manes, the Queens Democratic leader.
The City Council is expected to vote on the nomination at its meeting next Wednesday. Mr. Crowley would succeed Councilman Thomas J. Manton, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November.
WALTER H. CROWLEY, 53, DIES; A COUNCILMAN FROM QUEENS
September 25, 1985, NY Times
Walter H. Crowley, a member of the City Council from Queens, died yesterday at his home in Elmhurst. He was 53 years old. Mr. Crowley was elected by the Council in January to succeed Thomas J. Manton, who had been elected to the House of Representatives.
2 to Fill City Council Terms
November 8, 1985, NY Times
Hilton B. Clark and Mary C. Crowley were named yesterday to fill the unexpired terms of two Council members who died earlier this year. Mr. Clark, a Harlem Democrat, will complete the term of Councilman Frederick E. Samuel; Mrs. Crowley, a Queens Democrat, will complete the term of her husband, Walter H. Crowley. Both terms expire at the end of this year (7 weeks).
(Walter McCaffrey won the November 1985 City Council election and served from 1986-2001.)
Both of Elizabeth Crowley's parents were appointed by the Machine, not elected by the people. (There were no special elections in 1985, you just did a favor for Donald Manes back then and got in.) Together, Mr. and Mrs. Crowley served less than a year in the City Council.
How can Lizzy claim she was involved with the political campaigns of her mother and father (as she stated in the NY1 debate) if there weren't any campaigns, and especially in light of the fact that she was only 7 years old in 1985?