About Dr. Arnaldo A. Ferraro

Dr. Arnaldo A. Ferraro was born in Italy in 1936. After completing his education and studying law, he arrived as an immigrant to the U.S. in 1961. Here, he immediately became active in the community and in 1964 he founded the National Federation of Italian-American Societies, Inc., the first Italian-American Federation in New York State.

While working in order to support his family, he attended Fordham University from which he graduated with a B.S. degree; he also attended Brooklyn College, New York University, St. John’s University, and Queens College. He later received a Masters degree and Ph.D. Dr. Ferraro has been teaching at all levels.

In 1984, he was elected a member of the New York State Assembly representing the 49th Assembly District and in 1993 he was elected Republican State Committeeman (District Leader) of the 49th A.D.

Dr. Ferraro is married and has four children and one grandchild.