Joseph A. LeFante

Joseph Anthony LeFante ( born September 8, 1928 in Bayonne, New Jersey, † February 26, 1997 in New York City ) was an American politician. In the years 1977 and 1978 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph LeFante attended the public schools of his home, including the Bayonne High School. In the years 1947 to 1952, he served in the National Guard of New Jersey. Between 1953 and 1955 he continued his education at St. Peter's Institute of Industrial Relations continued; in 1957 he graduated from the Real Estate Institute of New Jersey. He then worked as a private businessman. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1962 and 1970 he was councilor in Bayonne. From 1964 to 1967 he also belonged to the school board this municipality.

Between 1969 and 1976 LeFante sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. In 1975 he was a delegate to the regional democratic party convention in New Jersey; the following year he attended the Democratic National Convention in New York in part, on the Jimmy Carter was nominated as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1976 LeFante was in the 14th electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Dominick V. Daniels on January 3, 1977. He was until his resignation on December 14, 1978, three weeks before the regular expiration of its term, to exercise this mandate in Congress.

In 1982, Joseph LeFante sought unsuccessfully to his party's nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on February 26, 1997 in New York.