Joseph Minish

Joseph George Minish ( born September 1, 1916 in Throop, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, † November 24, 2007 in Livingston, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1963 and 1985 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Minish attended the public schools of his native land and from then until 1935, the Dunmore High School. Between 1945 and 1946 he served in the United States Army. From 1954 to 1960 he was secretary of the union CIO in Essex County and the Western Hudson County. Between 1960 and 1962 he served as a director of the AFL -CIO.

Politically, Minish member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1962 he was in the eleventh electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Hugh Joseph Addonizio on January 3, 1963. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1985 eleven legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the Watergate affair.

In 1984, Joseph Minish was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics. He died on November 24, 2007 in Livingston, where he was also buried.