Joseph A. LeFante

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Joseph A. LeFante
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – December 14, 1978
Preceded by Dominick V. Daniels
Succeeded by Frank Joseph Guarini
Personal details
Born (1928-09-08)September 8, 1928
Bayonne, New Jersey
Died February 26, 1997(1997-02-26) (aged 68)
Manhattan, New York City
Political party Democratic

Joseph Anthony Lefante (September 8, 1928 – February 26, 1997) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 14th congressional district from 1977 to 1978.

Biography[edit]

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Lefante graduated from Bayonne High School. Real Estate Institute of New Jersey, 1957. New Jersey National Guard from 1947 to 1952. Business owner. He served as a member of the Bayonne, New Jersey, city council from 1962 to 1970. He served as a member of the Bayonne, New Jersey, board of school estimate from 1964 to 1967. He served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1969 to 1976. He served as a delegate to the New Jersey state Democratic convention, 1975. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1975.

Lefante was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress, serving until his resignation December 14, 1978 (January 3, 1977-December 14, 1978). He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1982. He died on February 26, 1997, in Manhattan, New York City. He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.

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Political offices
Preceded by
S. Howard Woodson
Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
1976 – 1976
Succeeded by
William J. Hamilton
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dominick V. Daniels
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th congressional district

January 3, 1977 – December 14, 1978
Succeeded by
Frank Joseph Guarini