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Encyclopedia > Robert Torricelli
Robert G. Torricelli
Robert Torricelli

U.S. Senator, New Jersey
U.S. Congressman, New Jersey 9th District
Robert Torricelli File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


In office
1983 – 1997

In office
1997 – 2003

Born August 27, 1951
Paterson, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse Susan Holloway (Divorced)

Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed "the Torch," is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. Torricelli, a Democrat, served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate. He was believed to have leaked classifed information during his tenure on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He served a single term in the Senate and decided not to run for reelection after being implicated in a bribery and campaign finance scandal involving David Chang, an imprisoned Korean businessman. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ... For the Bon Jovi album, see New Jersey (album) Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Politics of the United States of America takes place in a framework of a presidential republic... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... For the Bon Jovi album, see New Jersey (album) Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... Campaign finance refers to the means by which money is raised for election campaigns. ...

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Education and personal life

Torricelli attended Rutgers University both for undergraduate and law school, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 and his law degree in 1977. During his time at Rutgers, he served as president of the Rutgers College Governing Association before being impeached for misuse of funds. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1978 and later attended Harvard University, earning a master's degree in public administration in 1980. Rutgers redirects here. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Doctor of Law or Doctor of Jurisprudence(J.D. or JD, from the Latin Juris Doctor) is a degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636,[1] Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning still operating in the United States. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Public administration can be broadly described as the study and implementation of policy. ...


Torricelli was married to Susan Holloway, from whom he is now divorced. He reportedly has since dated Mick Jagger's former wife Bianca Jagger, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell[citation needed]. Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer, and businessman. ... Bianca Jagger (born Blanca Moreno de Macias on May 2, 1945, in Managua, Nicaragua) is a social and political activist made famous by having married Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. ... Laura Anne Ingraham (born June 19, 1964 in Glastonbury, Connecticut) is an American conservative talk radio host and author. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ...


Torricelli is Italian-American on his father's side.[1] He was raised as a Methodist.[2] Logo of Sons of Italy, which is the largest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


Early political career

Torricelli was an assistant to the Governor of New Jersey Brendan Byrne from 1975 to 1977. In 1978 he served on the Staff of Vice President Walter Mondale, and managed the Carter-Mondale campaign in the Illinois primary, at the age of 28. At the 1980 Democratic National Convention, he served the Carter-Mondale campaign on the Rules Committee. In 1982, Torricelli leveraged his political contacts into a run for US Congress, defeating incumbent Republican Harold Hollenbeck 53% to 46%. The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Brendan Thomas Byrne (born April 1, 1924) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1974 to 1982. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The 1980 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Carter for President and Vice President Walter Mondale for Vice President. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ...


Torricelli served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1996 representing the New Jersey's 9th Congressional District, and then as a U.S. Senator from 1997 to 2003. New Jerseys Ninth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Steve Rothman. ... U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ...


Senate career

He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, defeating Republican Congressman Dick Zimmer to obtain the seat vacated by the retirement of Democrat Senator Bill Bradley. Richard A. Dick Zimmer is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2000, he headed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and helped the Democrats gain five Senate seats. DSCC can also refer to Defense Supply Center, Columbus. ...


In the middle of an increasingly competitive race against Republican Doug Forrester, Torricelli decided not to run for reelection after being implicated in a bribery scandal with David Chang, a businessman connected to China (See: campaign finance scandal). In a speech, Torricelli stated that despite his leaving public office in a different way than he planned, he was proud of his service. Late in the election season in 2002, the New Jersey Supreme Court allowed the Democratic Party to replace Torricelli's name on the ballot with that of former U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, ironically a longtime Torricelli nemesis, with whom he had often publicly feuded. New Jersey Republicans had contested the Torricelli-Lautenberg swap on the grounds that the deadline for ballot changes had passed. Some claimed that Torricelli had only made his decision after local polls showed, for the first time, that the scandal had damaged Torricelli's re-election chances beyond repair[3]. Forrester is inaugurated as Mayor of West Windsor in 1979. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... The 1996 United States campaign finance controversy was an alleged effort by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) to influence domestic American politics prior to and during the Clinton administration and also involved the fund-raising practices of the administration itself. ... The New Jersey Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ...


In 2003 Torricelli raised money for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry and donated money to a 527 group called "Americans for Jobs and Health Care" that ran controversial ads juxtaposing candidate Howard Dean with Osama bin Laden[4]. Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... 527 group, a type of tax-exempt organization, named after a section of the United States tax code, created primarily to influence the nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates for public office. ... Howard Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ...


References

  1. ^ U.S. Congress Gains Two Italian-Americans: Italian-American Congressional Caucus Gains Two Members in the House, Keeps Most Incumbents, Order Sons of Italy in America, dated November 10, 1998
  2. ^ United Methodist: Urges House to Pass Gun Ban, press release dated September 9, 1996. "Our legislation will make clear that if you are not responsible enough to keep from doing harm to your spouse or children, then society does not deem you responsible enough to own a gun," said Torricelli, a United Methodist layman.
  3. ^ Kwame Holman looks at Sen. Robert Torricelli's sudden decision to end his bid to retain his seat, Online Newshour, September 30, 2002
  4. ^ Kerry, Torricelli and a Mysterious Frontgroup: Who Mugged Howard Dean in Iowa?, CounterPunch, March 6, 2004

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Preceded by
Harold Hollenbeck (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 9th congressional district

1983–1996
Succeeded by
Steve Rothman (D)
Preceded by
Bill Bradley (D)
United States Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
1997–2003
Served alongside: Frank R. Lautenberg (D)

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Succeeded by
Frank Lautenberg (D)

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Robert Torricelli (1744 words)
Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed "the Torch," is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey.
Torricelli was an assistant to the Governor Brendan Byrne from 1975 to 1977.
Torricelli served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1996 for the New Jersey 9th District, and then as a U.S. Senator from 1997 to 2003.
Robert Torricelli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (664 words)
Torricelli was an assistant to the Governor of New Jersey Brendan Byrne from 1975 to 1977.
Torricelli served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1996 representing the New Jersey's 9th Congressional District, and then as a U.S. Senator from 1997 to 2003.
In a speech, Torricelli stated that despite his leaving public office in a different way than he planned, he was proud of his service.
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