DeNARDIS, Lawrence Joseph, (1938 - )


DeNARDIS, Lawrence Joseph, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., March 18, 1938; graduated from Hamden High School, Hamden, Conn., 1956; B.A., Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., 1960; M.A., New York University, 1964; Ph.D., New York University, 1989; served in the United States Naval Reserve, lieutenant, 1960-1963; associate professor, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Conn., 1964-1979; President, Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, 1979-1980; served in the Connecticut state senate, 1970-1979; delegate, Connecticut State Republican conventions, 1966-1982, served as chairman in 1982; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982 and for election to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; visiting professor of government, Connecticut College, New London, 1983-1984; assistant secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 1985-1987; guest scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, D.C., 1987; chairman, Connecticut Board of Higher Education, Hartford, Conn., 1991; faculty member and president, University of New Haven, 1991-2004; president emeritus, University of New Haven, 2004; chairman, Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Authority, 2000-present; resident of Hamden, Conn., and Washington, D.C.