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Dominick V. Daniels

Dominick Vincent Daniels (October 18, 1908 – July 17, 1987) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 14th congressional district from 1959-1977.

Dominick V. Daniels
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byVincent J. Dellay
Succeeded byJoseph A. LeFante
Personal details
Born(1908-10-18)October 18, 1908
Jersey City, New Jersey
DiedJuly 17, 1987(1987-07-17) (aged 78)
Union City, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
EducationFordham University
Rutgers School of Law – Newark

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 18, 1908. Daniels was educated in the Jersey City Public Schools, graduating from William L. Dickinson High School in 1925.[1]

He attended Fordham University, New York City. He graduated from Rutgers University Law School in Newark, New Jersey, in 1929. He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey in 1930 and commenced the practice of law in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Political careerEdit

He was appointed magistrate of the Jersey City Municipal Court in May 1952, reappointed in 1955, and subsequently was appointed presiding magistrate, in which capacity he served until March 1958. He served as delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960, 1964 and 1968.

Daniels was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress.

Later lifeEdit

Daniels returned to the practice of law in Jersey City after leaving Congress. He lived in Union City, New Jersey until his death in Jersey City on July 17, 1987.[2] He was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, New Jersey.


The USPS Processing and Distribution Center on Newark Turnpike in Kearny, New Jersey is named in his honor.[3][4] His name is included in the postmark on envelopes processed there.


  1. ^ The Story of New Jersey, p. 1986. Published 1945. Accessed July 1, 2019. "Public schools of Jersey City, his birthplace, provided Dominick V. Daniels' early formal education, and he was graduated in 1925 from the William L. Dickinson High School here."
  2. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (July 20, 1987). "Ex-Rep. Dominick V. Daniels; Held Jersey Seat in Congress". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Postal Facilities Dedicated by Congress in Honor of Individuals" (pdf). United States Post Office. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ United States Congress (1988). "Public Law 100-510—Oct. 20, 1988:". U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved January 17, 2019 – via Google Books.

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