Matthew John Rinaldo
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Matthew John Rinaldo
Matthew J. Rinaldo
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey

January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1993
Florence P. Dwyer
Bob Franks
Constituency12th District (1973-1983)
7th District (1983-1993)
Member of the New Jersey Senate from District 9 (at-large)

January 9, 1968 - January 3, 1973
Mildred Barry Hughes
Nelson Stamler
William J. McCloud
Personal details
Matthew John Rinaldo

(1931-09-01)September 1, 1931
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedOctober 13, 2008(2008-10-13) (aged 77)
West Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materRutgers University (BS)
Seton Hall University (MBA)
New York University (DPA)

Matthew John "Matt" Rinaldo (September 1, 1931 - October 13, 2008) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives for ten terms, serving in the 12th congressional district (1973-1983) and in the 7th congressional district (1983-1993).

Early life and education

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rinaldo graduated from St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. in 1949, then went on to receive a B.S. from Rutgers University (1953), an M.B.A., Seton Hall University (1959) and a D.P.A., from New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (1979).

Political career

He was elected to the Union Township Zoning Board of Adjustment (1962-1963), the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders (1963-1964), and the New Jersey Senate (1967-1972).


Rinaldo was elected as a Republican to the 93rd and to the nine succeeding U.S. Congresses (January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1993). Representative Rinaldo sat on the House Permanent Committee on Select Aging, as Minority Leader of the Committee, and the House Committee for Energy and Commerce.

Prior to his retirement, Rinaldo listed among his top accomplishments a bill to limit the airing of commercials during children's programming and securing public access to pollution data under the Superfund law.[1]


He died on October 13, 2008, from complications related to Parkinson's disease after several years of poor health.[2]


  1. ^ Cohen, Robert (2008-10-13). "Former Rep. Matthew J. Rinaldo, 77, dies". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Rinaldo dies at 77

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