Giaimo, Robert N.

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Birth 1919

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U.S. representative, of North Haven, Conn.; b. Robert Nicholas Giaimo, 1919.

From the description of Robert N. Giaimo papers, 1956-1981. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28415240

Son of Rosario and Rose Scarpulla Giaimo, Robert Nicholas Giaimo was raised in North Haven, CT . He earned his A.B. from Fordham University (1941) and his LL.B. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1943. Giaimo married Marion Shuenemann of Windsor, CT, in 1945.

Giaimo was a member of the 86th-96th Congresses from the Third District of Connecticut (New Haven area) from 1958-1980. During his twenty-two years, he served on the House Budget Committee, the House Commission on Information and Facilities, the Joint Committee on Intelligence, the House Appropriations Committee, and its subcommittees on Department of Defense, District of Columbia, Treasury Postal Service and General Government, Legislative Branch, and Housing and Urban Development.

Robert N. Giaimo made many contributions during his 22 years in Congress. Among the most noteworthy are: co-sponsoring a bill that led to the creation of the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities; leading the first successful effort to end funds for the fighting in Indochina ; sponsoring a provision for eliminating the loyalty oath in the National Defense Education Act; and working for the inclusion of the old New Haven Railroad in the Penn Central merger.

From the guide to the Robert N. Giaimo Papers., undated, 1956-1981., (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center .)


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  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
  • Humanities
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Legislative bodies
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Connecticut--Politics and government--1945-1989
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
  • Intelligence service
  • Legislative bodies--United States
  • United States. National Defense Education Act of 1958
  • Loyalty oaths
  • Expenditures, Public--United States
  • Endowments
  • United States. Congress. House--Members' papers--Connecticut
  • Budget--United States
  • New Haven (Conn.)--Politics and government
  • Connecticut--Politics and government--1951-
  • United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Intelligence service--United States
  • Arts--United States
  • Legislation
  • United States. Congress. House. Commission on Information and Facilities
  • United States. Congress--Appropriations and expenditures
  • Humanities--United States
  • United States--Appropriations and expenditures
  • Budget
  • North Haven (Conn.)--Politics and government
  • Loyalty oaths--United States
  • Budget--Law and legislation
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Congressional Operations
  • Budget--Law and legislation--United States
  • Legislation--United States
  • Indochina--history--1945-
  • United States. Congress--Committees
  • Arts
  • Endowments--United States


  • Legislators--United States
  • Politicians


  • Indochina (as recorded)
  • North Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • New Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)