Robert Nicholas Giaimo Edit Profile
1 child, Barbara Lee. Bachelor of Arts, Fordham College, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, University Connecticut, 1943.
Bar: Connecticut 1947, Washington, 1979. Practiced in New Haven, 1947-1980, Washington, 1981-1991. Member 86th-96th Congresses from 3d District Connecticut, chairman budget committee, senior member commission on appropriations, also subcommittee on defense Former chairman Personnel Appeals Board, State of Connecticut.
He co-sponsored the legislation creating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He helped create the Washington Metro and sponsored legislation eliminating the loyalty oath requirement for college students applying for a federal grant. He served in the United States Army from 1943 until separated from the service as a first lieutenant in 1946 (he continued serving as a captain, Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army Reserve).
He was admitted to the bar in 1947 and commenced practicing law in New Haven, Connecticut. He rose to chairman of the Connecticut Personnel Appeals Board for the period 1955-1958 and was third selectman, North Haven from 1955 to 1957. Robert had a net worth of 1.6 billion dollars.
Politically, he was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth United States Congress. He succeeded in being elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth United States Congress and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1981). During the Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth United States Congresses he acted as chairman of the House Committee on the Budget.
He stood down and was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh United States Congress in 1980. He died in Arlington, Virginia of complications from heart and lung disease. Robert Giaimo at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
He became a member of North Haven Board of Education 1949-1955 and an assistant clerk to the Probate Court in New Haven between 1952-1954.
Married Marion F. Schuenemann Giaimo, May 17, 1945. 1 child Barbara Lee.