from the "Providence Journal"
"Congressman John E. Fogarty was a bricklayer and labor union leader who won 14 terms before dying of a heart attack on January 10, 1967, aged 53. An early supporter of John F. Kennedy's presidential bid, Fogarty was a JFK confidante and key member of the House Appropriations Committee. Known as a man whose word was his bond, Fogarty authored legislation that helped the mentally retarded. He also was responsible for increasing federal financing for medical research and expanding the National Institutes of Health. A supporter of the unification of Ireland, Fogarty often sported a green bow tie."
The "John E. Fogarty International Center" was named for him in 1968. His nephew, Charles J. Fogarty, is currently the Lt. Governor for the State of Rhode Island. Charles' brother Paul is a member of the state senate.
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