Alfred E. Santangelo

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Alfred E. Santangelo, Congressman from New York

Alfred Edward Santangelo (June 4, 1912 – March 30, 1978) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Santangelo was born on June 4, 1912, in New York City. He graduated from Curtis High School, Staten Island. He graduated from City College of New York where he joined Alpha Phi Delta in 1935, and Columbia Law School in 1938.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (22nd D.) from 1947 to 1950, sitting in the 166th and 167th New York State Legislatures. In 1950, he ran for re-election, but was defeated by Republican William J. Bianchi.

Santangelo was again a member of the State Senate from 1953 to 1956, sitting in the 169th and 170th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 85th, 86th and 87th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1957, to January 3, 1963. After redistricting, due to the 1960 Census, Santangelo ran in November 1962 for re-election in New York's 24th congressional district, but was defeated by Republican Paul A. Fino.

He died on March 30, 1978, in Orlando, Florida.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Richard A. DiCostanzo
New York State Senate
22nd District

1947–1950
Succeeded by
William J. Bianchi
Preceded by
William J. Bianchi
New York State Senate
22nd District

1953–1956
Succeeded by
John P. Morrissey
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James G. Donovan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

1957–1963
Succeeded by
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.