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Lawrence J. Anastasia, Jr.
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 138th district

In office
1975–1993
Preceded by E. Ronald Bard
Succeeded by Mark Nielsen (138th),
Alex Knopp (139th)
Personal details
Born (1926-12-20)December 20, 1926[1]
Norwalk, Connecticut[1]
Died July 24, 2008(2008-07-24) (aged 81)[1]
Norwalk, Connecticut[1]
Resting place St. John Cemetery
Norwalk, Connecticut
Spouse(s) Germaine Pouliot Anstasia[1]
Children Lawrence III, James, Susan, Gerald, Rose Marie
Alma mater University of Bridgeport[2]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War

Lawrence J. Anastasia, Jr. was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives for 18 years. He represented the 138th District. He also served on the Norwalk Common Council from 1967 to 1975.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Anastasia was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the son of Lawrence J. Anastasia, Sr., and Ida Christiano Anastasia.[1] He was drafted into the US Army in 1944. He was the co-owner with his brother Peter of Anastasia Brothers, a grocery store on Newtown Avenue for 50 years.

Political career[edit | edit source]

He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives representing Norwalk's 139th District for 18 years. He served on the Norwalk Common Council for 12 years. In 1992, the legislature redistricted Anastasia's residence placing him and fellow incumbent Democrat Alex Knopp in the same district.

Associations[edit | edit source]

  • Member, Regional Advisory Council, Norwalk State Technical College
  • Member, Board of Directors, Elderhouse, Inc.
  • Founder, Team sponsor, Cranbury Little League
  • Member, Sons of Italy, Pietro Micca Lodge
  • Director, Cranbury Civic Association
  • Member, American Legion Post 12
  • Member, Laurel Athletic League
  • Member, Norwalk Old Timers

References[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
E. Ronald Bard
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 138th district
1975 – 1993
Succeeded by
Alex Knopp (139th)
Mark Nielsen (138th)

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