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Angelo Errichetti

Politician from United States of America

Angelo Joseph Errichetti (born September 29, 1928) is an American Democratic Party politician who served as Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, and in the New Jersey State Senate before being indicted during Abscam. Errichetti grew up in poverty in Camden, the sixth of seven children of an immigrant from Naples whose job was stoking coal. The 5-foot, 9-inch Errichetti was a football standout at Camden High School and briefly attended Rutgers University. After jobs in dry cleaning and insurance, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He went into politics in 1961 as administrative assistant to Mayor Alfred Pierce and was named as Camden's purchasing agent and later as head of its Department of Public Works. He was first elected as Mayor in 1973 and was chosen in 1976 to fill a vacancy in the New Jersey Senate. In 1977 he was re-elected as mayor with 88% of the vote and won election to a full term in the Senate. As Mayor of Camden, Errichetti put in 12-hour days, working to improve the economy of the struggling city. He exercised substantial control over the city's operation, and he had submitted seven budgets without tax increases that were passed with little oversight, before the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1928-09-29
Place of birth
Camden
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Democratic Party

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