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Joseph J. Maraziti

Joseph James Maraziti (June 15, 1912 – May 20, 1991) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.


Born in Boonton, New Jersey, Maraziti attended the public schools. He attended Fordham University School of Law, and received LL.B., New Jersey Law School, 1937. He served in Citizens Military Training Corps, Infantry and Judge Advocate, 1931. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Boonton. Legislative secretary, New Jersey Senate from 1931 to 1934 and 1938 to 1940. Legislative secretary to New Jersey assembly from 1936 to 1937. Boonton Municipal Court Judge from 1940 to 1947. First assistant prosecutor, Morris County from 1950 to 1953. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1958 to 1967, and in the New Jersey Senate from 1968 to 1972. Majority whip, 1972. He served as delegate to New Jersey State Republican convention, 1966. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention, 1968.

Maraziti was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He was a resident of Boonton, New Jersey, until his death there on May 20, 1991.



Preceded by
Cornelius E. Gallagher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Helen S. Meyner

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