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United States representative , politician , member of the New Jersey Senate

Frank Joseph Guarini is an American Democratic Party politician, who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented the now-defunct Fourteenth Congressional District from 1979 to 1993.


Guarini, Frank Joseph was born on August 20, 1924 in Jersey City. Son of Frank J. G., Senior and Caroline Loretta Critelli.


Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1946. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1950. Master of Laws, New York University, 1955.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Peter's College, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Inje University, Republic of Korea, 2003. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), John Cabot University, Rome, 2005.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), New Jersey City University, 1993.


He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Mount McKinley from 1944 to 1946. Guarini received a B.A. 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. 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%.

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.

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 Frank J. Guarini campus, and the library at New Jersey City University is also named in his honor.


  • Bar: New Jersey, Supreme Court of the United States Court, Court International Trade, United States Court Appeals, United States Tax Court.


Chairman board regents St. Peter's College, Jersey City. Member county on government.Fairleigh Dickinson U. Member Executive Committee Christ Hospital, Jersey City.

Fund chairman Urban League Hudson County. Board directors Hudson County Mental Health Association, Hudson County Health and Tuberculosis League. Member of national board govs.ARC, also president Jersey City chapter.

Trustee Hudson County Bar Foundation Served to Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, World World War II, PTO. Fellow American Bar Association. Member Federal Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, Hudson County Bar Association (trustee), New Jersey State Bar Association (general county), Hudson County Chamber of C. and Industry (Executive Committee), Hague Academy International Law (trustee), Association American Trial Lawyers (national Board of Governors), New Jersey Association Trial Lawyers(chairman of the executive committee), Dante Alighieri Society, UNICO, Rotary (director), Columbus Citizens Club, Bergen Carteret Club, University Club of Jersey City, Hudson County Club of Jersey City (Board of Governors), Phi Delta Phi (president), Alpha Delta Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, tennis, archaeology, travel.


Frank J. Guarini

Caroline (Critelli) Guarini