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 Peter W. Rodino, Jr

Peter W. Rodino, Jr

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 7 May 2005 (aged 95)
West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section 35, Plot O, Grave 19
Memorial ID 8060 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he graduated from the University of Newark, then from the New Jersey Law School in 1937 and was admitted to the bar in 1938. He was lawyer in private practice, a teacher of public speaking and managing editor of the Jersey Review. During World War II, he served in the US Army (1941-46), with the 1st Armored Division in North Africa, Italy, being awarded the Bronze Star Medal, War Cross and Knight of Order of Crown from Italy, for his military operations. Entering politics after the war, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress and to the next nineteen succeeding Congresses, serving (1949-89). During his terms, he was noted for being the moderator for the fair impeachment hearings of President Nixon (1973-74), conducted the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the US District Court for Nevada, in 1986 and conducted the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, in 1988. After reiring from politics in 1989, he was a professor at Seton Hall University Law School New Jersey, (1989-2005). He died of heart failure at age 95 in West Orange, New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter W. Rodino, Jr (7 Jun 1909–7 May 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8060, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .