Joseph Minish

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Joseph George Minish
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Hugh J. Addonizio
Succeeded by Dean A. Gallo
Personal details
Born (1916-09-01)September 1, 1916
Throop, Pennsylvania
Died November 24, 2007(2007-11-24) (aged 91)
Livingston, New Jersey
Political party Democratic Party
Residence West Orange, New Jersey

Joseph George Minish (September 1, 1916 – November 24, 2007) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who represented New Jersey's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Born in Throop, Pennsylvania, Minish served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946.

After a career in organized labor working for the Congress of Industrial Organizations and the AFL-CIO, Minish was elected to Congress in 1962 and served there for 22 years. he defeated William L. Stubbs in 1964. In 1970, he easily defeated Republican James W. Shue., the father of actors Elisabeth Shue and Andrew Shue. In early 1984, a court-ordered redrawing of New Jersey's congressional districts shifted most of heavily Republican Morris County to Minish's 11th District. Although Minish now found himself in one of the most Republican districts in the Northeast, he opted to run for reelection that year. He lost by 11 points to State Assemblyman Dean Gallo, a Morris County resident.

Minish was a longtime resident of West Orange, New Jersey.[1]

By executive order of Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine, United States and New Jersey flags were flown at half-staff at all state departments, offices and agencies on December 5, 2007, "to honor the memory and the passing of Representative Minish".[2]


  1. ^ via Associated Press. "Joseph G. Minish, Ex-New Jersey Congressman, Dies at 91", The New York Times, November 26, 2007. Accessed November 26, 2007. "Mr. Minish, a longtime West Orange resident, died at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., said Michael Brown of the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston."
  2. ^ Governor Corzine Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor United States Representative Joseph George Minish, Governor of New Jersey press release, dated December 4, 2007.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hugh Joseph Addonizio
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Dean Gallo