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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ollie is gone

Chairman Sean Hennessey texted this afternoon that longtime Democrat activist and former Assembly candidate Attorney Oliver Wisner had passed. Ollie was a thoughtful progressive in a period that largely resented real liberalism here in Jefferson County. He was in his prime in a period that featured caricatures of Albany politicians. The Republican Assembly incumbent would rail that Sheldon Silver was actually evil incarnate and his flock would unbelievably buy into the comic book portrayal. Oliver was a lawyer who practiced pro bono publico, or doing the public's good without pay, his whole career. His area of practice was Real Estate, Estate Law, Probate, Wills, Taxation and Adoptions. He was a patent holding inventor. He was a multi language linguist. He suffered though cruel bouts with diabetes without complaint. He loved and was loved by his family. And he supported our Jefferson County Democratic Committee personally, financially and ideologically. Ollie is missed.