Abraham A. Ribicoff

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Birthday
9, 1910
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Feb 22, 1998 (87)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1910
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Feb 22, 1998 (87)

About

Influential Senator from Connecticut who served for nearly 20 years, involving himself in debates over national affairs like Vietnam. Before he entered the senate he was the Governor of Connecticut from 1955 to 1961.

Before Fame

He worked in his childhood selling groceries and newspapers, and after high school made zippers and belt buckles in a factory to save up money for college.

Trivia

Although liberal in his politics, he notably rejected a $32 million appropriation to his state for a damming project, arguing the more was more needed for national defense and the Marshall Plan.

Family Life

He was born in a working class neighborhood of New Britain, Connecticut, his father a factory worker.

Associated With

Joe Lieberman, a future Senator and Vice Presidential Candidate, worked as a summer intern for Ribicoff - and met his future wife, Betty Haas, there.