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William J. Pascrell, Edit Profile

United States Representative from New Jersey

William J. Pascrell,, United States Representative from New Jersey. Named Man of Year, Mother Cabrini Society, 1979, Federation Italian Societies, 1981, Unico Passaic County, 1982, American Legion John Raad Post, 1983, Passaic County Young Democrats, 1983; recipient Congressional Recognition award, International Association Fire Fighters, 2001.


Pascrell,, William J. was born on January 25, 1937 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of William J. Senior and Roffie (Loffredo) Pascrell.


Bachelor in Journalism, Fordham University, New York, 1959. Master of Arts in Philosophical, Fordham University, New York, 1961. Postgraduate student, Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Teacher Junior High School, Clifton, New Jersey, 1962, Paramus High School, 1962-1974. Adjunct professor Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, 1964—1969. Ophthalmic technician Seymour Pollack Opticians, 1968—1974.

Adult school teacher Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, New Jersey, 1969-1970. Director Department Public Works, Paterson, 1974-1977, Department Policy, Planning and Development, Paterson, 1979—1987. Member Paterson Planning Board, 1975—1977.

President Board Education, Paterson, 1979—1982. Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1987—1990. Mayor Paterson, New Jersey, 1990—1996.

Member United States Congress from 8th New Jersey district, since 1997. Co-chair Congressional Brain Injury Task Force United States Congress, member ways and means and homeland security committee. Enlisted United States Army, 1961-1962, sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1962-1967.


Board directors Passaic County Community College, 1973-1979, Boys Club, since 1975. Campaign coordinator Robert A. Roe for Governor, New Jersey, 1977. Regional coordinator James Florio for Governor, Hudson County, New Jersey, 1981.

Active County Chairmen for Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey, 1982. Chairman Passaic County Democrats, New Jersey, 1982-1990.

Member of Pat Mone Association, Charles Alfano Association, Riverside Veterans, Knights of Columbus, Fordham University Alumni Association, American Cancer Society, Italian-American Federation, Paterson Taxpayers Association, Elks.


Son of William J. Senior and Roffie (Loffredo) P., m. Elsie Marie Botto; children: William III, David, Glenn.

William J. Senior Pascrell

Roffie (Loffredo) Pascrell

Elsie Marie Botto

David Pascrell,

Glenn Pascrell,

William III Pascrell,