Joseph J. Maraziti

Joseph James Maraziti ( born June 15, 1912 in Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey, † May 20, 1991 ) was an American politician. Between 1973 and 1975 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Maraziti attended the public schools of his home. In 1931 he was in a military training camp for civilians. Between 1931 and 1934, and from 1938 to 1940 he was an administrative employee at the New Jersey Senate. In the years 1938 to 1940 he worked in the same capacity for the New Jersey General Assembly. After studying law at the School of Law at Fordham University and his 1938 was admitted to the bar he began in Boonton to work in this profession. From 1940 to 1947 he was a judge in Boonton; later he served from 1950 to 1953 as deputy prosecutor in Morris County.

Politically Maraziti member of the Republican Party. In the years 1958 to 1967 he sat as a Member in the General Assembly; 1968 to 1972 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1966 he was a delegate at the Regional Congress of the Republican part in New Jersey; In 1968 he was alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, on the Richard Nixon was nominated as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1972 Maraziti was in the 13th electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cornelius Edward Gallagher on January 3, 1973. In 1974 he was not re-elected, which was also a result of the Watergate scandal, which damaged all Republican candidates.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph Maraziti again practiced as a lawyer. He died on 20 May 1991, his birthplace Boonton.