|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1919|
New Haven County
|Death: ||May 24, 2006|
Former Congressman Robert N. Giaimo, 86, who represented the Third District of Connecticut from 1959 to 1981, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in VA Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia. He was the husband of Marion Schuenemann Giaimo, and was a resident of Arlington, VA and Boca Raton, FL.
Congressman Giaimo was born in New Haven, CT. Oct. 15, 1919, son of the late Rosario and Rose Scarpulla Giaimo. His parents were Italian immigrants and his father was founder of the Community Bank & Trust at Olive & Chapel Streets in New Haven, providing loans to other immigrants when other banks would not. Mr. Giaimo was a graduate of Fordham and the University of Connecticut Law School, where he met his wife, one of the first women to study law at UConn. He was a long time North Haven resident, where he was elected to the Board of Education in 1949, and later, served as a Selectman, before being elected to the 86th Congress in 1958. He served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee; rose to the chairmanship of the House Budget Committee and led efforts to establish the National Endowment for the Arts & Humanities. He served as an attorney in the United States Army during the latter stages of World War II, and, later, reached the rank of Captain in the Army Reserves. The federal building in New Haven is named in his honor. Beside his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Barbara Lee Koones of Potomac, MD. and a granddaughter, Tracy Elizabeth Phillips.
Interment, with Military Honors was in Center Cemetery, North Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions are invited to Gaylord Hospital, Gaylord Farms Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492 or Catholic Charities, USA, P.O. Box 25168, Alexandria, VA 22313-9788
Marion Frances Schuenemann Giaimo (1919 - 2007)
Soldier, Lawyer, Congressman
New Center Cemetery
New Haven County
Created by: Son_of_Italy
Record added: Oct 07, 2007
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