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ANNUNZIO, Frank, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 12, 1915; graduated from Crane Technical High School, Chicago, Ill.; B.S., DePaul University, Chicago, Ill., 1940; M.A., DePaul University, Chicago, Ill., 1942; teacher, Chicago public schools, 1936-1943; assistant supervisor of the National Defense Program at Austin High School, 1942-1943; educational representative of the United Steelworkers of America, 1943-1948; chairman, War Ration Board 40-20, 1943-1945; Advisory Committee to Illinois Industrial Commission on Health and Safety, 1944-1949; Advisory Committee on Unemployment Compensation, 1944-1949; director of labor, State of Illinois, 1949-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1993); chairman, Committee on House Administration (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred First Congresses), Joint Committee on Printing (Ninety-eighth and One Hundredth Congresses), Joint Committee on the Library (Ninety-ninth and One Hundred First Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; was a resident of Chicago, Ill.; died on April 8, 2001, in Chicago, Ill.; interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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External Research Collections

Chicago History Museum
Research Center

Chicago, IL
Papers: In the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989, 13.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Frank Annunzio.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Special Collections Department, University Library

Chicago, IL
Photographs: In the James S. Parker Collection, ca. 1965-1992, amount unknown. The images in this collection show former Congressman Frank Annunzio with family and friends, and participating in events such as election campaigns and parades. The image database was funded by a grant from the National Italian American Foundation.

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

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984, 1 commercial on 1 sound tape reel. Commercials used during the campaign of Frank Annunzio for the 1984 U.S. congressional election in District 11 of the Illinois Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Albert, Andrew. "Annunzio Assails High Service Fees." American Banker, 29 December 1983, 6.

Atkinson, Bill. "Annunzio Urges 'Death Penalty' for Banks Convicted in Drug Cases." American Banker, 19 January 1990, 1.

Bennenson, Bob. "Rostenkowski Runs; Annunzio Declines. (Illinois Congressmen Dan Rostenkowski and Frank Annunzio)." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 7 December 1991, 3616.

___. "Republicans Score Big Win with New Illinois Map. (court decision preserves seats now in GOP hands with congressional redistricting)." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 9 November 1991, 3326.

Brostoff, Steven. "Annunzio Blasts Bank/ins. Ties; sets Merchant National Hearing." National Underwriter Life & Health-Financial Services Edition, 26 February 1990, 1.

___. "Annunzio Questions Bank-sales Benefits." National Underwriter Property & Casualty-Risk & Benefits Management, 5 March 1990, 29.

Bush, Vanessa and Katherine Morrall. "Expanded Powers for Banks Debated as House Ponders Action; Annunzio Calls for Reassessment, Greenspan Favors Glass-Stegall Repeal." Savings Institutions, June 1988, 17.

"Effort to Unionize Workers on Capitol Hill Gains Speed; Annunzio Authors Bill for D.C. Employees." Nation's Restaurant News, 28 July 1986, 30.

Garsson, Robert M. "Annunzio Asks House Panel to Let Him Offer Amendment." American Banker, 20 October 1987, 41.

___. "Annunzio Backs Clarke Nomination. (Frank Annunzio supports reappointment of Comptroller of the Currency Robert L. Clarke)." American Banker, 10 December 1990, 238.

___. "Annunzio Got it Right on Goodwill Cases." American Banker, 15 September 1995, 3.

___. "Annunzio to Fight Capping Banks' Insurance Premiums; Would Shield Taxpayers From Losses. American Banker, 18 April 1991, 2.

___. "Annunzio to Submit a Bill Curbing Banks in Insurance." American Banker, 18 June 1991, 8.

___. "S&L Bill Sparks Feud Between Gonzalez and Annunzio." American Banker, 1 May 1989, 9.

Klinkerman, Steve. "Annunzio: McCorp Delay Cost U.S. $900 million; Subcommittee Head Sees Similar Dangers Now." American Banker, 17 March 1992, 2.

McCormick, John. "A Good Friend to the S&Ls; Backing the Thrifts has Paid Off for Rep. Annunzio. Newsweek, 3 December 1990, 25.

McCormick, Linda W. "Annunzio Demands Probe of Penn Square, Comptroller." American Banker, 13 July 1982, 3.

McTague, Jim. "Annunzio Creates Task Force to Keep an Eye on RTC. American Banker, 29 August 1989, 3.

Ragan, Mark Lawrence. GOP hovers over Annunzio's seat. Insight on the News, 20 August 1990, 18(2).

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Frank Annunzio, Democratic Representative from Illinois. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Rehm, Barbara A. "Annunzio Opposes Bid to Fire FDIC Critic." American Banker, 21 August 1990, 1.

Ringer, Richard. "Illinois Congressman Vows to Seek Ceiling on Interest Rates of Credit Cards Nationwide." American Banker, 28 August 1986, 3.

Rosenstein, Jay. "Annunzio Ready to Needle Bush Proposal for Thrifts." American Banker, 27 February 1989, 17.

___. "Congressman Presses for Lower Credit Card Rates." American Banker, 30 October 1985, 3.

Trigaux, Robert. "Key Congressman Criticizes Fed, Calls 3% Capital Ratio Inadequate." American Banker, 12 December 1989, 1.

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