CRETELLA, Albert William, (1897 - 1979)


CRETELLA, Albert William, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., April 22, 1897; attended the public schools of New Haven; graduated from Yale University in 1917; entered Yale University Law School but interrupted studies and enlisted in the United States Navy June 18, 1918, and was in officers training school when the armistice was signed; reentered Yale Law School and graduated in 1921; was admitted to the Connecticut bar the same year and began practice in New Haven; moved to North Haven in 1926 and served as prosecuting attorney 1931-1945 and town counsel 1931-1970, excluding the years 1946 and 1947; member of the State house of representatives 1947-1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress and for election in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; engaged in the practice of law; died in New Haven, Conn., May 24, 1979; interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Conn.