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Newsday: John V.N. Klein, a force in Long Island politics since the 1950s, dies

John V.N. Klein, a force in Long Island politics since the 1950s, dies

Former Suffolk County Executive John V.N. Klein.

Former Suffolk County Executive John V.N. Klein. Credit: Newsday/Thomas R. Koeniges

By Matthew Chayesmatthew.chayes@newsday.com  @chayesmatthew

John V.N. Klein, a quarter-century force in Suffolk politics, and a two-time county executive forced from office by his own party before becoming a go-to fixer in the following decades, has died. He was 90 years old.

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