Paul Schosberg, 79, Dies: Led New York Thoroughbred Breeders

Paul A. Schosberg who had careers in journalism, politics, banking and an avocation in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry, died on Monday, Sept. 25, after complications from surgery and a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

A 1959 graduate of Middlebury College, Mr. Schosberg began his career as a reporter then eventual bureau chief of Gannett’s Reporter Dispatch in Westchester County N.Y. He then became chief of staff for Rep. Richard L Ottinger (D) and Rep Herman Badillo (D). During this time he co-authored a book, “See How They Run: The Making of a Congressman” under the pseudonym Paul Allyn.

In 1974 Mr. Schosberg came back to New York from Washington to head the New York League of Savings Institutions and in 1992 became CEO of America’s Community Bankers.

His love of horses led to a two-term stint as president of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc and 12 years as a director. He and his wife of 58 years, Jane (who survives him), established a very successful breeding operation: Pine Lane Farm in Katonah, N.Y. They bred stakes winners both here and abroad. Paul was an outspoken believer in the maxim, “the best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse.”

He is survived also by his daughter Dr. Jill Stoller, a pediatrician from Upper Saddle River, N.J.; son Richard, a Thoroughbred horse trainer from Syosset, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Jenna, Travis and Ryan; and a brother, Peter, of West Palm Beach,  Fla.

Services will be private.

Donations can be made in Mr. Schosberg’s name to:

The Mayo Clinic: MayoClinic.org/match

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance: Thoroughbredaftercare.org

White Plains Hospital: Givetowphospital.org

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