BIAGGI, Mario, (1917 - 2015)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BIAGGI, Mario, a Representative from New York; born in New York City October 26, 1917; graduated from P.S. 171 and Harren High School, New York City; LL.B., New York Law School, 1963; admitted to the bar of the State of New York; senior partner of Biaggi, Ehrich & Lang, New York City; served as community relations specialist with the New York State Division of Housing and assistant to the secretary of state, New York State, 1961-1965; member of the New York City Police Department, 1942-1965; retired on line of duty disability as lieutenant; holds police department's medal of honor plus twenty-seven other decorations; also holds Medal of Honor for Valor from National Police Officers Association of America, and is included in Association's Hall of Fame; elected president, National Police Officers Association of America, 1967; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1969, until his resignation August 5, 1988; unsuccessful candidate in 1992 for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress; died on June 24, 2015, in the Bronx, New York City, N.Y.