FASCELL, Dante Bruno

FASCELL, Dante Bruno
Oil on canvas, Robert Bruce Williams, 1987, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
1917– 1998

Biography

FASCELL, Dante Bruno, a Representative from Florida; born in Bridgehampton, Long Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., March 9, 1917; moved with his parents to Miami, Fla., in 1925; graduated from Ponce de Leon High School, Coral Gables, Fla., in 1933; from the law school of the University of Miami, J.D., 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced the practice of law in Miami; during the Second World War entered the Federal service with the Florida National Guard on January 6, 1941; commissioned a second lieutenant May 23, 1942; served in the African, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns, and separated from the service as a captain January 20, 1946; legal attaché to the State legislative delegation from Dade County 1947-1950; member of the State house of representatives 1950-1954; appointed by the President to represent the United States at the Twenty-fourth General Assembly of the United Nations, 1969; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1993); chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred Second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; practiced law in Miami; presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President William Jefferson Clinton in 1998; died November 28, 1998, in Clearwater, Fla.; interment in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fla.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Miami
Otto G. Richter Library Archives and Special Collections

Coral Gables, FL
Papers: 1955-1993, 1200 boxes. The Congressional papers of Dante Fascell contain correspondence, photographs, portraits, motion picture film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Topics of research include American legislative history, Dante B. Fascell committee assignments, Florida projects, the growth and development of South Florida, the impact of foreign affairs and international relations on the United States, and United States relations with Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Emory University
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the David Jessup papers, ca. 1970-1996, 26 linear feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the John Marsh Files, 1974-1977, 49.6 linear feet. Correspondents include Dante Fascell.

Georgetown University Library
Special Collections Research Center

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Carlucci Commission on Security and Economic Assistance Papers, ca. 1983-1984, 4 linear feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

Princeton University Library
Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the David Lawrence Papers, ca. 1901-1975, 163 cubic feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Donald Marquand Dozer Papers, 1893-1981, 61.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.
Papers: In the Robert Charles Hill Papers, 1942-1978, 93.7 linear feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Swarthmore, PA
Papers: In the National Council to Repeal the Draft Records, 1969-1973, 12 linear feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960-[on-going], 200 linear feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreel, Videocassette, Film Reel, and Sound Tape Reel: 1968-1982, 16 commercials on 1 videoreel, 1 videocassette, 1 film reel, and 1 sound tape reel. Commercials used during Dante Fascell's campaigns for the 1968, 1978, and 1982 U.S. congressional elections in districts 12, 15, and 19 of Florida, Democratic Party.

University of South Florida Tampa Libraries
Special and Digital Collections

Tampa, FL
Papers: In the Hampton Dunn Collection, 1916-2002, 327 boxes. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.

University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Nuclear Control Institute Records, 1970-2004, 222 feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, 118 feet. Persons represented include Dante Fascell.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Fascell, Dante Bruno. "Congress and Foreign Policy." Congressional Studies 7 (Winter 1980): 5-10.

___., ed. International News: Freedom Under Attack. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1979.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Dante B. Fascell, Democratic Representative from Florida. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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