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Abner Woodruff Sibal (April 11, 1921 – January 27, 2000) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district. He served from 1961 to 1965. He was defeated in 1964. He also served as a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1956 to 1960, and a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 1964.[1][2]

Abner W. Sibal
Abner W. Sibal.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byDonald J. Irwin
Succeeded byDonald J. Irwin
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
In office
Preceded byLouis Lemaire
Succeeded byMarjorie Farmer
Personal details
Abner Woodruff Sibal

(1921-04-11)April 11, 1921
Ridgewood, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 27, 2000(2000-01-27) (aged 78)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Branch/serviceU. S. Army
Battles/warsWorld War II


Born in Ridgewood, New York, Sibal graduated from Norwalk High School in 1938. He was in the Wesleyan University, A.B., 1943, and St. John's University School of Law, LL.B., 1949. He enlisted in the United States Army in March 1943, served in the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II, and was discharged as a first lieutenant in September 1946.[1][2]

He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1949 and to the Federal bar in 1965. He served as prosecuting attorney in Norwalk City Court from 1951 to 1955, and as corporation counsel for the city of Norwalk from 1959 to 1960.[1][2]

Sibal began his political career as a member of Connecticut Senate from 1956 to 1960, serving as minority leader the last two years. He also served as chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Corporation Law in 1959. He served as delegate to each Connecticut Republican State Convention from 1952 to 1968, and as delegate to Republican National Convention, 1964.[1][2]

Sibal was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-Seventh and Eighty-Eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1965). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-Ninth Congress. He served as general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1975 to 1978, before resuming the private practice of law. He died in Alexandria, Virginia, on January 27, 2000.[1][2]


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External linksEdit

  • "Abner W. Sibal". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  • United States Congress. "Abner W. Sibal (id: S000395)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-05
  •   This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Donald J. Irwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Donald J. Irwin
Political offices
Preceded by
Louis Lemaire
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
Succeeded by
Marjorie Farmer