Joseph Patrick Addabbo
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Joseph Patrick Addabbo

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Died Apr 10, 1986
Political Party United States Dem...
Religion Roman Catholic Ch...
Alma Mater City College of N...

Joseph Patrick Addabbo was a New York City politician who served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1986. As the chairman of the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense in the 1980s, he was a noted critic of President Ronald Reagan's massive defense spending increases. Addabbo was born in Queens, New York and lived in the borough his entire life. He was a 1946 graduate of St.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1925 Birth Born on March 17, 1925.

TWENTIES

1946 21 Years Old Addabbo was born in Queens, New York and lived in the borough his entire life. He was a 1946 graduate of St. John's Law School and practiced law in Ozone Park, New York before his election to Congress in 1960. … Read More

FIFTIES

1980 55 Years Old Although he usually sailed to reelection in his overwhelmingly Democratic and Italian-American Southwestern Queens district, a reapportionment following the 1980 census spelled trouble for Addabbo in his final two campaigns. … Read More
1984 59 Years Old Addabbo's health started to fail shortly after his 1984 re-election.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1985 60 Years Old In 1985, he spent four months in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center with a cancer-related kidney ailment.
1986 61 Years Old 1 More Event
After returning to work for two months in early 1986, he fell ill at a luncheon in March and lapsed into a coma on March 12. … Read More
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