Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ANFUSO, Victor L'Episcopo (1905-1966)

ANFUSO, VICTOR L'EPISCOPO, a Representative from New York; born in Gagliano Castelferrato, Sicily, Italy, March 10, 1905; immigrated to the United States in 1914 and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended elementary and Commercial High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.; preparatory courses at Columbia University in 1926 and 1927; was graduated from St. Lawrence University Law School (now Brooklyn Law School) in 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced the practice of law in New York City; during the Second World War served with the Office of Strategic Services in the Mediterranean Theater 1943-1945; special assistant to the Commissioner of Immigration 1944-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); did not seek renomination in 1952; appointed city magistrate of Brooklyn, N.Y., in February 1954 and resigned in July 1954 to run for Congress; elected to the Eighty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; elected a judge in the State Supreme Court in New York in 1962; died in New York City, December 28, 1966; interment in St. Johns Cemetery, Middle Village, N.Y.

Center for Migration Studies
Staten Island, NY
Papers: 1928-1966, 18 cubic feet.
The papers of Victor Anfuso contain correspondence, press releases, speeches, legislative bills and reports, clippings, and photographs. Correspondence during his congressional terms in the 1950s and 1960s pertains to his service on the Committee on Science and Astronautics and his interests in agriculture, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Post Office, and the civil service. Correspondents include John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson. Other subjects include political campaigns, civic and political groups in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1940s, and juvenile delinquency.


University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn papers, ca. 1822-2007, approximately 119 feet.
Persons represented include Victor Anfuso.