Frank Joseph Guarini

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Frank J. Guarini
Frank Guarini-102nd Congress (1991).jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byJoseph A. LeFante
Succeeded byBob Menendez (Redistricting)
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 12th district
In office
January 11, 1966 – January 11, 1972
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byMulti-member district
Personal details
Frank Joseph Guarini

(1924-08-20) August 20, 1924 (age 96)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDartmouth College (AB)
New York University (JD, LLM)
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1944-1946
UnitUSS Mount McKinley
Battles/warsWorld War II

Frank Joseph Guarini (born August 20, 1924) is an American Democratic Party politician, who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented the Fourteenth Congressional District for seven terms from 1979 to 1993. He is of Italian descent.

Early life and education[edit]

Guarini graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. He served in the United States Navy aboard USS Mount McKinley from 1944 to 1946. Guarini received an A.B. from Dartmouth College, in 1947 and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1950 as well as an LL.M. in 1955. He pursued graduate work at The Hague Academy of International Law and was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1951. He commenced practice in Jersey City.

Political career[edit]

Guarini served in the New Jersey Senate from 1965 to 1972. In 1970, Guarini unsuccessfully challenged incumbent U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams in the Democratic Primary, losing 66%-34%.[2]


Guarini was elected as a Democrat to the 96th and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993). He retired from Congress in 1993. His district number was eliminated following the 1990 Census, but in sense was succeeded by Bob Menendez in the renumbered 13th district.[citation needed]


Jersey City Post Office

The Jersey City post office building on the corner of Montgomery and Washington has been dedicated to Guarini. John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, designated its campus as the Frank J. Guarini campus, and the library at New Jersey City University is also named in his honor.

He received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2014.

Dartmouth has created the Frank Guarini Institute for International Education in recognition of his longtime support of the college.[3]


  1. ^ Naval Order of the U.S. (2003)
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns". Retrieved 6 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Frank Guarini, Dartmouth '46".

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph A. LeFante
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th congressional district

January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
District eliminated after 1990 Census