US Congressman. He served Connecticut's First District in the United States House of Representatives from 1959 to 1971. While attending Wesleyan University, he was a standout athlete who captained their 1938 football team, and received MVP honors, lettering in both football and baseball. He later studied at Boston University Law School, and the University of Connecticut from where he attained his degree in 1942. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Army (Office of Strategic Services) and served in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II, receiving the Legion of Merit and Italian Medaglia d'Argento Medals. Upon returning home, he resumed practicing law and entered politics, serving as mayor of Middletown, Connecticut from 1946 to 1948, and was appointed judge of the Middletown Municipal Court (1948 to 1950). In 1950 Daddario resumed his military duties, serving with the 43rd Division of the Connecticut National Guard during the Korean War and attained the rank of major. After an unsuccessful bid for governor of Connecticut in 1970, Daddario served as Director of the Office of Technology Assessment (1973 to 1977), president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1977 to 1978), and co-chaired the Conference of Lawyers and Scientists from 1979 to 1989. He died from heart failure.
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Berenice Carbo Daddario