Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ADDABBO, Joseph Patrick (1925-1986)

ADDABBO, JOSEPH PATRICK, a Representative from New York; born in Ozone Park, Queens County, N.Y., March 17, 1925; attended Public School 59, Boys' High School, Brooklyn, and City College of New York; graduated from St. John's Law School in 1946 and commenced the practice of law in Ozone Park, N.Y., in 1947; president of Ozone Park Men's Association, 1948-1959 and Ferrini Welfare League of Catholic Charities, 1956-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1986; interment in St. John's Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the William Howard Taft Papers, ca. 1958-1989, 34 linear feet.
Correspondents include Joseph Patrick Addabbo. A finding aid is available in the library.

Rutgers University
Rutgers University Libraries
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the New Democratic Coalition of New York Records, 1986-1991, approximately 2 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Joseph Patrick Addabbo. A finding aid is available in the repository.

St. John's University
University Archives
Jamaica, NY
Papers: Approximately 500 cubic feet.
The collection is currently unprocessed and unavailable to researchers.

Oral History: 1971-1973, 1.5 cubic feet.
Interviewees include Joseph Addabbo.

  • Blinken, Anthony J. "Addabbo's Race: The Politics of Color Consciousness." The New Republic (15 October 1984): 12(2).
  • Klein, Joe. "Joe Addabbo's Brave New World. (Congressman Joe Addabbo of Queens)." New York (27 August 1984), 30(3).
  • Kuttner, Robert L. "Congressman Joe vs. the Pentagon." New York 12 (February 12, 1979): 61-66).
  • Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with Tributes Presented in Eulogy of Joseph P. Addabbo, late a Representative from New York, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Joseph P. Addabbo, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.