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Peter Angelo Cavicchia

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Peter Angelo Cavicchia
Peter A. Cavicchia (New Jersey Congressman).png
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey
In office
March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byFranklin William Fort
Succeeded byEdward L. O'Neill
Constituency9th district (1931–33)
11th district (1933–37)
Personal details
Born(1879-05-22)May 22, 1879
Roccamandolfi, Province of Campobasso, Italy[1]
DiedSeptember 11, 1967(1967-09-11) (aged 88)
Belleville, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican

Peter Angelo Cavicchia (May 22, 1879 – September 11, 1967) was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey, who served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented Essex County, including The Oranges and parts of Newark.


Peter Angelo Cavicchia immigrated from Italy to the United States in 1888 with his parents, settling in Newark, New Jersey. He attended and graduated from New Jersey's public school system, later graduating from the American International College in 1906 and from New York University School of Law in 1908.[2] He was admitted to the bar in 1909 and began practicing in Newark. He also served as director and counsel for several building and loan associations and was appointed supervisor of inheritance tax of Essex County in 1917.[3] He was a member of the Board of Education of the Newark Public Schools from 1917–1931, serving as its president from 1924-1926.

Cavicchia was professor of law and trustee of Mercer Beasley School of Law (now part of Rutgers University) in Newark from 1925-1931. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third, and Seventy-fourth Congresses (serving from March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1937). His bid for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress was unsuccessful. He then resumed the practice of law and resumed serving as supervisor of inheritance tax for Essex County, 1937-1956.[4] He also served as chairman of Central Planning Board of Newark, 1946-1957.[5]

Cavicchia died in Belleville, New Jersey, September 11, 1967, aged 88. He is interred in Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.[6]


  1. ^ "Peter Angelo Cavicchia". Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ Wallye. "The Cavicchia story". Observer. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Peter Angelo Cavicchia". Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ Wallye. "The Cavicchia story". Observer. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Representative Peter Angelo CAVICCHIA". United States Politics. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  6. ^ Dodge, Andrew R. (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. p. 801. ISBN 0160731763. Retrieved 2 March 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Franklin W. Fort
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Edward A. Kenney
Preceded by
Oscar L. Auf der Heide
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937
Succeeded by
Edward L. O'Neill
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