Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


MARCANTONIO, Vito Anthony, a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 10, 1902; attended the grade and high schools; was graduated from the law department of New York University at New York City in 1925; was admitted to the bar in June 1926 and commenced practice in New York City; served as assistant United States district attorney in 1930 and 1931; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected as an American Laborite to the Seventy-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; unsuccessful American-Labor Party candidate for mayor of New York City in 1949; practiced law in Washington, D.C., and later in New York City, until his death in New York City August 9, 1954; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City (the Bronx), N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Oral History Project

New York, NY
Oral History: Includes memoirs concerning New York politics that discuss Marcantonio as well as his own account of his candidacy in the 1949 mayoral election.

Columbia University Libraries

New York, NY
Oral History: In New York election of 1949: oral history collection, 1949. Described in published guide. Restricted.

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1935-1956. 60 boxes. Includes correspondence, speeches, press releases, and photographs. Detailed inventory of subject files in library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Kaner, Norman J. "Towards A Minority of One: Vito Marcantonio and American Foreign Policy." Ph.D. diss., Rutgers University, 1968.

Kling, Merle. "The Tenability of Isolationism and Internationalism as Designations of the Foreign Policy of the United States: A Case Study of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg and Representative Vito Marcantonio." Ph.D. diss., Washington University, 1949.

LaGumina, Salvatore John. "Vito Marcantonio, Labor and the New Deal, 1935-1940." Ph.D. diss., St. John's University, 1966.

___. Vito Marcantonio, The People's Politician. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1969.

Lopez, Adalberto. "Vito Marcantonio: An Italian-American's Defense of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans." Caribbean Review 8 (January 1979): 16-21.

Marcantonio, Vito. "I Vote My Conscience": Debates, Speeches and Writings of Vito Marcantonio. Selected and edited by Annette T. Rubinstein and Associates. New York: The Vito Marcantonio Memorial, 1956.

___. The Registration of Aliens. New York: American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born, 1940.

___. Vito Marcantonio: Debates, Speeches, and Writings, 1935-1950. Selected and edited by Annette T. Rubinstein and Associates. With a new foreward by Francesco Cordasco. 1956. Reprint, Clifton, N.J.: A. M. Kelley, 1973.

Meyer, Gerald. Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician, 1902-1954. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

Ojeda Reyes, Félix. Vito Marcantonio y Puerto Rico: Por Los Trabajadores Y Por La Nacíon. Seleccíon y Estudio Preliminar por Félix Ojeda Reyes. Rio Piedras, P. R.: Ediciones Huracán, 1978.

Schaffer, Alan L. Vito Marcantonio, Radical in Congress. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1966.

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