A legendary figure in Albany County politics has died at the age of 95. 

Sol Greenberg served as DA for about a quarter-century before retiring in 2000. 

He won his first election in 1974 by less than 500 votes, and at the height of his years at the courthouse, had 32 full-time assistants. 

Current DA David Soares was reportedly his last hire. 

Greenberg told the Times-Union in 2011 that the highlight of his career was the introduction of DNA into the criminal justice system...beginning with a 1987 murder trial. 

Greenberg is survived by his widow, Beatrice, a son, daughter, a sister, and 3 grandchildren.

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