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BIOGRAPHY OF VINCENT ANTHONY BUOPANE

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio The American Historical Society Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 162 VINCENT ANTHONY BUONPANE. One of the most prominent young men of Youngstown, a leader in republican circles, especially among those of Italian birth and ancestry, Vincent Anthony Buonpane is one of the brilliant attorneys of this section, and has a wide acquaintance all over Mahoning County. He was born at Chewton, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1900, a son of Elpidio Anthony and Mary Jane (Arrozzuta) Buonpane, natives of Italy. The father came to the United States in 1891 and settled at Curwensville, Pennsylvania, where he was joined by his wife four years afterwards. Subsequently he moved to New Castle, Pennsylvania, and from there in 1904 came to Youngstown, and has since then as proprietor been in engaged in publishing the Italian-American Citizen, a weekly newspaper, and he is also manager of the Buonpane Printing Company. From the time he was twelve years of age Vincent Anthony Buonpane was taught to make himself useful in his father's office, in which he served in different capacities from that of printer's devil up to that of advertising manager, in which latter position he had the opportunity to come into contact with the leading men of the county. This acquaintance has been further extended through his political activities, and in 1922 he conducted the campaign of State Senator Arthur H. Day, when he was candidate for the republican nomination for governor. While serving as his father's advertising manager Mr. Buonpane, attended school, and was graduated form Rayen High School in 1918. A very ambitious youth, he pursued the study of law at night under the preceptorship of his brother, Blase A. Buonpane, of Cleveland, Ohio. His legal studies were completed in the law department of the Youngstown Institute of Technology, and he also took private courses with Judge Frank R. Gusweiler, of Cincinnati, Ohio, prior to taking the state examination at Columbus, Ohio, and December 29, 1921, he was admitted to the bar of Ohio. Immediately thereafter he began the practice of his profession at Cleveland, in partnership with his brother, under the firm name of Buonpane & Buonpane, but five months later he came to Youngstown to start a branch office under the same name, and he now maintains offices at 512 Wick Building. The firm have a large share of civil and criminal practice among the Italian-Americans of Cleveland, Youngstown and surrounding territory, and both young men are recognized as very able. On November 29, 1923, Mr. Buonpane was married to Josephine Santangelo, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Santangelo, natives of Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Buonpane belong to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Youngstown.