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Abner Woodruff SIBAL

(1921-2000)

SIBAL, Abner Woodruff, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Ridgewood, Queens County, N.Y., April 11, 1921; graduated from Norwalk High School in 1938; Wesleyan University, A.B., 1943, and St. John’s Law School, LL.B., 1949; enlisted in the United States Army in March 1943, served in the European and Pacific Theaters, and was discharged as a first lieutenant in September 1946; was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1949 and to the Federal bar in 1965; prosecuting attorney in Norwalk City Court, 1951-1955; corporation counsel, city of Norwalk, 1959-1960; member of State senate, 1956-1960, serving as minority leader the last two years; chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Corporation Law in 1959; delegate to each Connecticut Republican State Convention from 1952 to 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; general counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1975-1978; resumed practice of law; died in Alexandria, Va., on January 27, 2000.

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

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