TORRICELLI, Robert Guy (1951-)
Senate Years of Service: 1997-2003

TORRICELLI, ROBERT GUY, a Representative and a Senator from New Jersey; born in Paterson, N.J., August 27, 1951; long-time resident of Englewood, N.J.; graduated from Storm King School, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. 1970; A.B., Rutgers University 1974; J.D., Rutgers School of Law 1988; M.P.A., Harvard University 1980; admitted to New Jersey bar 1978; assistant to the Governor of New Jersey 1975-1977; counsel to Vice President Walter Mondale 1978-1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 2, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1996, but was elected to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1997, to January 3, 2003; renominated in 2002 but withdrew from the race on September 30, 2002; chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundred Fourth Congress).

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1997-2002. Ca. 6 cubic feet. Senatorial papers including speeches, memos, press clippings and photographs. Finding aid.

  • Torricelli, Robert, and Andrew Carroll, eds., In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century. New York: WSP, 1999.
  • ___. Quotations for Public Speakers: A Historical, Literary, and Political Anthology. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000.
  • Swint, Kerwin C. "A Jersey Street Fight," in Mudslingers: The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of All Time. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2006: 95-102.