Emilio Q. Daddario

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Emilio Q. Daddario
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Edwin H. May, Jr.
Succeeded by William R. Cotter
Personal details
Born Emilio Quincy Daddario
(1918-09-24)September 24, 1918
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Died July 7, 2010(2010-07-07) (aged 91)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Berenice M. Carbo
Alma mater Wesleyan University
University of Connecticut School of Law
Occupation Attorney

Emilio Quincy Daddario (September 24, 1918 – July 7, 2010) was an American Democratic politician from Connecticut. He served as a member of the 86th through 91st United States Congresses.

Life and career[edit]

Daddario, an Italian American,[1] was born in Newton Centre, Massachusetts on September 24, 1918. He attended public school in Boston as well as Tilton Academy in New Hampshire and the Newton Country Day School in Massachusetts. In 1939, he graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Daddario attended Boston University Law School from 1939 to 1941 but transferred to the University of Connecticut School of Law from which he graduated in 1942. He was admitted to the bar in Connecticut and Massachusetts that year. He began his law practice in Middletown, Connecticut. In February 1943 he enlisted as a private in the United States Army. He was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services at Fort Meade, Maryland and served in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. "According to the 2004 book Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce, by Ray Moseley, Mr. Daddario was credited with capturing Benito Mussolini's chief of staff, Rodolfo Graziani, at the Hotel Milan in April 1945. Mr. Daddario's decorations included the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal."[2] He was a captain when he left the service in September 1945 and also received the Italian Medaglia d’Argento.

Daddario continued his military service in the Connecticut National Guard. He served as mayor of Middletown, Connecticut from 1946 to 1948. He was appointed a judge of the Middletown Municipal Court where he served from 1948 to 1950. During the Korean War, he returned to active duty as a major with the Forty-third Division of the Connecticut National Guard in the Far East Liaison Group until 1952. He then returned to his law practice in Hartford, Connecticut.

Daddario won election in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served until January 3, 1971. "On Capitol Hill, he chaired the House Science Committee's subcommittee on science research and development, and the subcommittee on patents and science inventions. He also served on a subcommittee that was involved with the planning and development of the Apollo missions to the moon."[2] He did not seek re-election to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Connecticut in 1970, losing the general election to Thomas J. Meskill. He continued his career in public service as Director of the Office of Technology Assessment from 1973 to 1977.

"For his sustained contributions to science and the national welfare during the years he served as a Congressman," Carmichael was awarded the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences in 1976.[3] He served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1977 to 1978. He co-chaired the American Bar Association's Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the Conference of Lawyers and Scientists from 1979 to 1989.

Daddario was married to Berenice M. Carbo.[4] He died on July 7, 2010 from heart failure, according to his son, Richard, the New York Police Department's incoming deputy commissioner for counter-terrorism. At the time of his death he lived in Washington, D.C.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apple, Jr., R.W. (1970-06-19). "Dempsey Clouds Picture By Getting Out of Race". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  2. ^ a b Shapiro, T. Rees (July 8, 2010). "Emilio Q. 'Mim' Daddario, Democratic congressman from Connecticut, dies at 91". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ "Public Welfare Award". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "AJ Carbo Dies; Was Nurseryman". Hartford Courant. 1965-09-29. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Emilio Daddario, Former Connecticut Congressman, Dies". The Hartford Courant. July 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Emilio Daddario, Connecticut Congressman, Dies at 91". The New York Times. July 7, 2010. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edwin H. May, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1959–1971
Succeeded by
William R. Cotter