Burns, John J., 1921-2004
New York State Democratic Party leader during the 1960s. He served as mayor of Binghamton from 1957 to 1962 and ran for lieutenant governor in 1962. Burns served as the state party chairman from 1965 to 1971. In 1988, he lost in a close race for state senator and ran unsuccessfully for another term as mayor of Binghamton in 1993.