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James Nicholas Tedisco, American state legislator. Named Young Man of Year, Elks, 1972, Honorary Patron, Mayor Frank Duci, Schenectady, 1972, High School Basketball Coach of Year, Knickerbocker News, 1973; named to Union College Athletic Hall of Fame, 2002.


Tedisco, James Nicholas was born on February 15, 1950 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Nicholas Tedisco and Beatrice T. DeRose.


Bachelor in Psychology, Union College, New York. Master of Arts in Special Education, College St. Rose.


Guidance counselor, varsity basketball coach & athletic director Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons High School, Schnectady. Special education teacher, resource room instructor, varsity basketball coach Bethlehem Central High School, Delmar, New York. Member Schenectady City Council, 1977—1982.

Member District 107 New York State Assembly, 1982—1983, member District 103, 1994—2002, member District 110, since 2003, minority leader, since 2005.


Member of Law, Order & Justice Society, Schenectady County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Union College Alumni Association, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Eagles Aerie Northern 514, Schenectady Rotary Club, Sons of Italy Lodge Northern 321, Elks Lodge Northern 480.