Vito Anthony MARCANTONIO, Congress, NY (1902-1954)


MARCANTONIO, Vito Anthony, a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 10, 1902; attended the grade and high schools; was graduated from the law department of New York University at New York City in 1925; was admitted to the bar in June 1926 and commenced practice in New York City; served as assistant United States district attorney in 1930 and 1931; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected as an American Laborite to the Seventy-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; unsuccessful American-Labor Party candidate for mayor of New York City in 1949; practiced law in Washington, D.C., and later in New York City, until his death in New York City August 9, 1954; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City (the Bronx), N.Y.


Marcantonio, Vito. âI Vote My Conscienceâ: Debates, Speeches and Writings of Vito Marcantonio. Selected and edited by Annette T. Rubinstein and Associates. New York: The Vito Marcantonio Memorial, 1956; Meyer, Gerald. Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician, 1902-1954. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

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