Robert H. Steele

Robert Hampton Steele ( born November 3, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut ) is a retired American politician. Between 1970 and 1975 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Steele attended the public schools in Wethersfield, and then to 1960 Amherst College in Massachusetts. Subsequently, he studied until 1963 at Columbia University in New York City. Between 1968 and 1970, Steele worked as a security officer for the Travelers Insurance Company.

Politically, Steele joined the Republican Party. After the death of Democratic Congressman William St. Onge in May 1970, the overdue election was joined in the second district of Connecticut with the regular congressional election. In this case, Steele was known as St. Onges successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. So that he could finish the opened legislature between November 1970 and January 3, 1971 3 and compete directly another term. After a re-election in 1972, Steele remained until March 3, 1975 at the Congress. In this time, among other things, the Watergate affair fell.

In 1974 he gave up another candidacy. Instead, he competed in this year unsuccessfully for the office of the governor of Connecticut, where he lost to the Democratic candidate Ella T. Grasso. After that he has exercised no further major political offices more. Today Robert Steele lives in Essex.