Abner W. Sibal

Abner Woodruff Sibal ( born April 11, 1921 in Queens, New York, † January 27, 2000 in Alexandria, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1961 and 1965 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in New York City's Ridgewood Abner Sibal visited to 1938 Norwalk High School in Connecticut and studied until 1943 at Wesleyan University. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Army. During the Second World War he served in both the European and the Pacific. Sibal remained until September 1946 in the military. After a subsequent law degree from St. John's Law School and its made ​​in 1949 admitted to the bar he began to work as a lawyer. Between 1951 and 1955, Sibal prosecutor at the Municipal Court of Norwalk. In the years 1959 and 1960 he acted as legal advisor to the city ( Corporation Counsel ).

Politically, Sibal member of the Republican Party. From 1956 to 1960 he sat in the Senate from Connecticut; there he led from 1958 the republican faction. Between 1952 and 1968 he was a delegate at all regional party conferences in Connecticut. In 1964 he took part in San Francisco as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. In the congressional elections of 1960 he was in the fourth electoral district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on January 3, 1961 to the succession of Democrat Donald Jay Irwin, whom he had defeated in the election. After a re-election in 1962, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1965 two legislative sessions. These were determined among other things, the discussions about the civil rights movement and the beginning of the Vietnam War. In the elections of 1964, Sibal defeated his predecessor Irwin, who thus became his successor in Congress.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Abner Sibal worked as a lawyer. Between 1975 and 1978 he was an advisor to the Equality Commission. He died on 27 January 2000 in Alexandria.