Tom TwomeyThis series  was the inspiration and last wish for the Library of the late and deeply esteemed Chairman of the Library’s Board of Managers, Tom Twomey.

Tom joined the board in 1995, became its president in 1998 and chairman in 2006. Over the course of twenty years, he proved to be an extraordinary leader with an unmatched dedication to making this small library one of the finest in America.

Among his many accomplishments was chairing the Library’s successful capital campaign of 1997 and his tireless advocacy and fundraising efforts which helped make the Library’s 2014 state-of-the-art Children’s Addition and lecture room possible.

As a civic leader, Tom had numerous other roles. He was the founding partner of the law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo and was active in East End and local community affairs. He helped lead the East Hampton Town 350th Anniversary Committee and was a member of the board of Guild Hall. Gov. Mario Cuomo named him to lead the East End Economic and Environmental Institute, which has been key, through the creation of the New York State Farmland Preservation Program, in  preservation efforts in the area. His outsized love and knowledge of local history resulted in a book series that he both edited and produced. Volume VI is being launched with this program.

With pride and affection, we dedicate Conversations With . . . to the memory of Tom Twomey.


Articles and radio interviews about the launch of this series: Bonnie Grice, WPPBEast Hampton Star, Dan’s Paper, Hamptons’ Curbed, 27East, Patch,, East End  Beacon.

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