Joseph Anthony LeFANTE, Congress, NJ (1928-1997)


LeFANTE, Joseph Anthony, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., September 8, 1928; graduated from Bayonne High School, Bayonne, N.J.; attended St. Peterâs Institute of Industrial Relations, 1953-1955; Real Estate Institute of New Jersey, 1957; New Jersey National Guard, 1947-1952; business owner; member of the Bayonne, N.J., city council, 1962-1970; member of the Bayonne, N.J., board of school estimate, 1964-1967; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1969-1976; delegate to the New Jersey state Democratic convention, 1975; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1975; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress, serving until his resignation December 14, 1978 (January 3, 1977-December 14, 1978); unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1982; died on February 26, 1997, in Manhattan, N.Y.; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, N.Y.

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