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Matthew John Rinaldo

Born: Sep 1, 1931

Death: Oct 13, 2008

Birthplace: Elizabeth

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Matthew John Rinaldo

Date of Birth : Sep 1, 1931
Date of Death : Oct 13, 2008
Birth Place : Elizabeth

Matthew John "Matt" Rinaldo was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives for twenty years in the 12th congressional district and in the 7th congressional district. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rinaldo received a B.S. from Rutgers University, an M.B.A., Seton Hall University and a D.P.A., from New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He was elected to the Union Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey Senate. Rinaldo was elected as a Republican to the 93rd and to the nine succeeding U.S. Congresses. Representative Rinaldo sat on the House Permanent Committee on Select Aging, as Minority Leader of the Committee, and the House Committee for Energy and Commerce. Prior to his retirement, Rinaldo listed among his top accomplishments a bill to limit the airing of commercials during children's programming and securing public access to pollution data under the Superfund law.


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