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Hugh Joseph ADDONIZIO

(1914-1981)

ADDONIZIO, Hugh Joseph, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 31, 1914; attended the public schools; graduated from West Side High School, Newark, N.J., in 1933, St. Benedict’s Prep School, Newark, N.J., in 1935, and Fordham University, New York City, in 1939; employed with A & C Clothing Co., of Newark, N.J., in 1939 and became vice president in 1946; during the Second World War entered the United States Army as a private on January 13, 1941; attended Officers Candidate School, Fort Benning, Ga., and commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry; served with the Sixtieth Infantry, Ninth Division, participating in eight major campaigns; discharged as a captain in February 1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation June 30, 1962; elected mayor of Newark, N.J., in 1962 and reelected in 1966, serving until July 1, 1970; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970; resided in Tinton Falls, N.J., until his death in Red Bank, N.J., February 2, 1981; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hanover, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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