Norton W. Daniels, Jr. Collection
Norton W. Daniels, Jr., 1919-2018
Extent,Scope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of 0.8 cubic ft. of Norton W. Daniels, Jr.'s legislative
office files, primarily related to zoning and related projects on the east end of
Long Island from 1973-1975.
Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, 2004.
Updated by Kristen J. Nyitray in May 2019.
The papers are arranged in the order they were received.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.
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Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection
does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole
responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials
to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission
where needed prior to publication.
[Item], [Box], Norton W. Daniels, Jr. Collection, Special Collections and University
Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.
Norton William Daniels, Jr. (1919-2018) was a member of the Suffolk County (New York)
Legislature from 1974-1976, a Republican from Sag Harbor, representing the 1st Legislative
Excerpts from the The East Hampton Star, August 2, 2018:
"He [Daniels, Jr.] served for many years as an East Hampton Town assessor and helped
start the movement to preserve open space and farmland after being elected to the
Suffolk County Legislature in the mid-1970. Daniels was a member of the East Hampton
Lions Club, the Everit Albert Herter Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American
Legion Post 419. He had been a member of the East Hampton Fire Department for 25 years
and was a member of the East Hampton School Board for four years. Called Bucket, he
was the former owner of Bucket’s Deli on Newtown Lane in East Hampton. He was also
a master carpenter and boatbuilder, who loved building boats and selling them to make
room for more. He enjoyed clamming, fish, and pheasant and duck hunting. From 1980
to 1990, Daniels lived in Delray Beach, Fla., and from 1990 to 2010 in Boynton Beach,
Fla., where he organized reunions of East Hamptoners who referred to themselves as
the Lost Tribe of Bonac. He was born at home in Amagansett on Oct. 20, 1919, one of
three sons of the former Elizabeth Hawkins and Norton W. Daniels. He grew up on Cooper
Lane in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1938. He served
for four years as an airplane mechanic with the Army Air Force in World War II, assigned
to New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, Australia, and Japan, before being discharged
in the State of Washington, whence he made his way home by train. He and Mary L. Rampe,
who was born on Floyd Street in East Hampton, married and had two sons, James and
John. Daniels filled the letters pages of The Star for the duration of his 30-year
residence in Florida, which for several years in the mid-1990s resulted in a column
of his own. He began in the early 1980s to write a book about growing up in East Hampton,
and seven years later produced “My East Hampton,” a 400-page memoir filled with information
about businesses, roads, people, work, schools, and recreation here before the postwar
Daniels, Norton W., Jr., 1919-2018.
Daniels, Norton W., Jr., 1919-2018 -- Archives.
Suffolk County (N.Y.). -- Legislature.
Zoning -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Real property -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Suffolk County (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Politics and government
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Suffolk County.
Georgia Pond project
L.I.R.R and dock, Greenport
Sag Harbor–Bridgehampton Greenbelt–Poxabogue–Long and Round Ponds
Northwest Creek and Northwest Harbor States
Southwest sewer districts
Sports complex feasibility study
Three Mile Harbor, bulkhead
Town of Southold, nitrate study
Transportation and aviation: Dial–A–Ride
Transportation and aviation: F.A.U.S.