Lucien A. Morin


Birth name Aliases
Lucien Arthur Morin None
Birth date Birth place
1921 Berlin, New Hampshire
Date of death Place of death
Known for
Former Monroe County Executive
Director of administration, politician
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Morin graduated from Sommerville High School in Massachusetts and earned a degree in business administration from Boston University. He also took courses in industrial relations at [ithaca]Cornell_University and SUNY. He served in the army air corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, eventually rising to the rank of major.

After the war, he joined to Kee-Lox corporation and managed its sales office in Boston. He moved to Rochester in the mid-1950s and became active in politics, winning elections to the Monroe County Republican Committee for District 6, Henrietta, the Henrietta Town Board as town justice and as town councilman. In 1966, he was elected to the Monroe County Legislature representing Henrietta and parts of Brighton and Rush. He was also promoted to director of administration of Kee-Lox in 1965.

In 1972, the legislature apponted him County Manager and the next year he proposed "metro government", the merging of some city and county services. He was reappointed in 1976 and survived a Democratic attempt to fire him in 1978 to be reelected in 1980. In 1983, he announced he would not run for the newly created County Executive position, but the Republican Committee drafted him and he went on to defeat Democrat Nan Johnson. He lost to Thomas R. Frey in 1987.