GIAIMO, Robert Nicholas

GIAIMO, Robert Nicholas
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1919–2006

Biography

GIAIMO, Robert Nicholas, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., October 15, 1919; attended North Haven public schools; graduated from Fordham College, New York City, in 1941, and University of Connecticut in 1943; served in the United States Army from 1943 until separated from the service as a first lieutenant in 1946; captain, Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army Reserve; was admitted to the bar in 1947 and commenced the practice of law in New Haven, Conn.; member of North Haven Board of Education 1949-1955; assistant clerk, Probate Court, New Haven, Conn., 1952-1954; chairman, Connecticut Personnel Appeals Board 1955-1958; third selectman, North Haven, 1955-1957; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1981); chairman, Committee on the Budget (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; died on May 24, 2006, in Arlington, Va.; interment in Center Cemetery, North Haven, Conn.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Connecticut Library
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Storrs, CT
Papers: 1956-1981, 280 linear feet. The papers of Robert Nicholas Giaimo contain correspondence with constituents relating to legislation, subject files on proposed legislation, voting records, press releases and statements, scrapbooks, guest registers, photos, sound recordings, and other papers documenting Robert Giaimo's activities in Congress. The collection also documents his service on the following committees: House Budget Committee, House Commission on Information and Facilities, Joint Committee on Congressional Operations, Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Appropriations Committee. Topics covered include issues of national and local significance to Connecticut residents, such as information on Robert Giaimo's co-sponsorship of a bill leading to the creation of national endowments for the arts and humanities, leadership of the first successful effort to end funds for the fighting in Indochina, and sponsorship of a provision for eliminating the loyalty oath in the National Defense Education Act. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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