Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
FOGLIETTA, Thomas Michael (1928-2004)

FOGLIETTA, THOMAS MICHAEL, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 3, 1928; graduated from South Catholic High School, Philadelphia, Pa., 1945; B.A., St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, Pa., 1949; J.D., Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pa., 1952; lawyer, private practice; member, Philadelphia, Pa., city council, 1955-1975; regional director, United States Department of Labor, 1976; elected as an Independent to the Ninety-seventh Congress, and elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses, served until his resignation on November 11, 1997 (January 3, 1981-November 11, 1997); United States Ambassador to Italy, 1997-2001; professional advocate; died on November 13, 2004, in Philadelphia, Pa.; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Saint Joseph's University
Archives and Special Collections, Francis A. Drexel Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: ca. 1954-2000, approximately 64 linear feet.
The collection documents Thomas Foglietta's career on the Philadelphia City Council, his unsuccessful mayoral bid in Philadelphia, and his service in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bulk of the material is from his time in the House, and consists of correspondence, memoranda, testimony, personal notes, subject files, legislation, newspaper clippings, press releases, art, artifacts, and books. Topics of particular interest in the papers include the closure of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission and the effect on the area economy. The collection also contains art, artifacts, and memorabilia from Thomas Foglietta's tenure as Ambassador to Rome. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1980-1984, 6 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials used during Thomas Foglietta's campaigns for the 1980, 1982, and 1984 U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania, Democratic Party.