DADDARIO, Emilio Quincy, (1918 - 2010)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DADDARIO, Emilio Quincy, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Newton Center, Suffolk County, Mass., September 24, 1918; attended the public schools in Boston, Mass., Tilton (N.H.) Academy, and Newton (Mass.) Country Day School; graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1939; attended Boston University Law School 1939-1941; transferred to University of Connecticut and graduated in 1942; was admitted to the bar in Connecticut and Massachusetts in 1942 and commenced the practice of law in Middletown, Conn.; in February 1943 enlisted as a private in the United States Army; assigned to the Office of Strategic Services at Fort Meade, Md.; served overseas in the Mediterranean Theater; was separated from the service as a captain in September 1945; awarded the United States Legion of Merit and Italian Medaglia d’Argento medals; member of the Connecticut National Guard; mayor of Middletown, Conn., 1946-1948; appointed judge of the Middletown Municipal Court and served from 1948 to 1950 when he was called into active service with the Forty-third Division of the Connecticut National Guard during the Korean conflict; served as a major with the Far East Liaison Group in Korea and Japan until separated from the service as a major in 1952; resumed the practice of law in Hartford, Conn.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1970; Director, Office of Technology Assessment, 1973-1977; president, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1977-1978; co-chair, American Bar Association, Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, 1979-1989; died on July 7, 2010, in Washington, D.C.