J. Joseph Garrahy

John Joseph Garrahy (* November 26, 1930 in Providence, Rhode Iceland, † January 24, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Florida ) was an American politician (Democratic Party). He was from 1977 to 1985 Governor of the State of Rhode Iceland.

Early years and political rise

After primary school Garrahy studied at the University of Buffalo and then to 1953 at the University of Rhode Iceland. During the Korean War, he served from 1953 to 1955 in the U.S. Air Force. Between 1963 and 1969 he was a member of the Senate of Rhode Iceland. At that time he was also chairman of the Democratic Party in his home state. Between 1969 and 1977 he was Deputy Governor and Deputy Governors Frank so light and Philip W. Noel.

Governor of Rhode Iceland

In 1976 Garrahy was elected to succeed Noels against James Taft as the new governor of his state. After he was re-elected four times in the following years in total, he could officiate between 4 January 1977 to 1 January 1985 as governor. In 1980 he was a member of the American delegation that traveled to disarmament talks in the Soviet Union. Garrahy was a member of several associations governor. Domestically, ran his term without incident.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship Garrahy became an independent business consultant. He was also director of a yard and a railway company. John Garrahy was also a member of several research committees of the University of Rhode Iceland. With his wife Margherite DePietro he had five children.