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Abner W. Sibal

Abner W. Sibal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
1961 – 1965[1][2]
Preceded by Donald J. Irwin
Succeeded by Donald J. Irwin
Connecticut Senate
In office
1956 – 1960[1][2]
Personal details
Born Abner Woodruff Sibal
(1921-04-11)April 11, 1921[1][2]
Ridgewood, New York[1]
Died January 27, 2000(2000-01-27) (aged 78)[1][2]
Alexandria, Virginia[1]
Political party Republican[1][2]
Military service
Service/branch U. S. Army[1][2]
Battles/wars World War II[1][2]

Abner Woodruff Sibal (April 11, 1921 - January 27, 2000) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district. He served from 1961 to 1965. He was defeated in 1964. He also served as a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1956 to 1960, and a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 1964.


Born in Ridgewood, New York, Sibal graduated from Norwalk High School in 1938. He was in the Wesleyan University, A.B., 1943, and St. John's University School of Law, LL.B., 1949. He enlisted in the United States Army in March 1943, served in the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II, and was discharged as a first lieutenant in September 1946.

He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1949 and to the Federal bar in 1965. He served as prosecuting attorney in Norwalk City Court from 1951 to 1955, and as corporation counsel for the city of Norwalk from 1959 to 1960.

Sibal began his political career as a member of Connecticut Senate from 1956 to 1960, serving as minority leader the last two years. He also served as chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Corporation Law in 1959. He served as delegate to each Connecticut Republican State Convention from 1952 to 1968, and as delegate to Republican National Convention, 1964.

Sibal was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-Seventh and Eighty-Eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-Ninth Congress. He served as general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1975 to 1978, before resuming the private practice of law. He died in Alexandria, Virginia, on January 27, 2000.

Preceded by
Donald J. Irwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Donald J. Irwin
Preceded by
Connecticut Senate
Succeeded by


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