Nick Galifianakis (politician)

Nick Galifianakis ( born July 22, 1928 in Durham, North Carolina ) is a former American politician. Between 1967 and 1973 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nick Galifianakis attended the public schools of his native land and from then until 1951, the Duke University. After a subsequent law degree from the same university in 1956 and was admitted to his lawyer, he began working in Durham in this profession. In between, he served from 1953 to 1956 in the reserve of the United States Marine Corps. From 1960 to 1962 he commanded a unit of the National Guard of North Carolina. Between 1960 and 1967, Galifianakis was an assistant professor of business law at Duke Universirty. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In the years 1961-1967 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1966, Galifianakis was in the fifth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ralph James Scott on January 3, 1967. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1973 three legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the Vietnam War. Since 1969 he represented as the successor of James Carson Gardner the fourth district of his state.

In 1972, Galifianakis opted not to run again for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate. After retiring from Congress, he practiced as a lawyer again; politically he is no more have appeared. Today he lives in Durham. Nick Galifianakis is the uncle of actor Zach Galifianakis.