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Peter W. Rodino

American politician

Died when: 95 years 334 days (1151 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Peter W. Rodino

Peter Wallace Rodino Jr. (born Pelligrino Rodino Jr.June 7, 1909 – May 7, 2005) was a Democratic United States congressman from New Jersey, serving twenty terms from 1949 to 1989.

Rodino rose to prominence as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, where he oversaw the impeachment process against Richard Nixon that eventually led to the president's resignation.

He was the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of New Jersey.


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