|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 4th district
January 3, 1983 - March 29, 2001
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 27th District|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 30th District|
|W. Roy Smith|
|Born||June 9, 1927|
|Died||March 29, 2001 (aged 73)|
|Alma mater||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1945-46|
Norman Sisisky (June 9, 1927 - March 29, 2001) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia from 1983 to 2001, representing the 4th District. He was a leader of the Blue Dog Coalition and one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress at the time.
Sisisky was born in Baltimore, Maryland but grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Upon graduating from high school, he served a four-year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy. In 1946, he entered Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a business degree in 1949. Sisisky became a successful businessman, founding an independent bottling company in Petersburg that later became a part of Pepsi's Virginia operations. In 1973, Sisisky was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, serving for five terms.
In 1982, Sisisky was elected to Congress, defeating five-term incumbent Republican Robert Daniel. A fiscal disciplinarian, he aligned himself with the Democratic Party's Blue Dog coalition. He was a leading member of the Intelligence Committee and worked closely with the CIA.
Sisisky died of lung cancer while in office. A special election was held June 19, 2001 to fill his seat, and Republican State Senator Randy Forbes defeated Democratic State Senator Louise Lucas for the remainder of Sisisky's term.