ⓘ Anthony Imperiale


ⓘ Anthony Imperiale

He was born on July 10, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey. He later served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. In the 1960s he opposed desegregation busing in the United States.

During the 1967 Newark riots, he advocated armed white self-defense, forming the volunteer North Ward First Aid Squad ostensibly to escort North Ward residents, most of whom were Italian-American, through racially troubled neighborhoods. The group was accused of vigilantism, and Governor Richard J. Hughes called Imperiales followers "Brownshirts". In 1969, the group disbanded.

Imperiale was elected to the Newark City Council in 1970, and to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1971. Running as an independent, he received the most votes in a field of 7 candidates with 13.857. Democrat Frank G. Megaro, who received 12.436 votes, also won. Defeated were incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Paul Policastro 10.825 votes, incumbent Republican Assemblyman C. Richard Fiore 8.215 votes, Republican Ralph DAmbola 7.351 votes, Del Mauro 3.323 votes, and independent Nicholas A. Ciufi II 2.729 votes.

In 1973, Imperiale ran as an independent for the New Jersey State Senate, seeking an open seat in the newly created 30th district, which comprised Newarks East Ward, and Harrison and Kearny in Hudson County. Imperiale, received 24.756 votes 49%, against Democrat Gregory J. Castano with 18.286 votes 36% and Fiore, with 7.131 votes 14%.

Imperiale ran for Mayor of Newark in 1974 against incumbent Kenneth Gibson, but lost a runoff with 43.7% of the vote. He was defeated for re-election to the State Senate in 1977 against Frank E. Rodgers, the Mayor of Harrison, New Jersey. He was again elected to the State Assembly in 1979, this time as a Republican. He defeated three-term Democratic Assemblyman John F. Cali. He gave up his Assembly seat in 1981 to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of New Jersey, finishing 6th in a field of 8 candidates with 5% of the vote.

Later, Imperiale made unsuccessful bids as a Republican for Essex County Freeholder, Essex County Sheriff

He died on December 26, 1999 at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

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  • The Praemium Imperiale Japanese: 高松宮殿下記念世界文化賞, romanized: Takamatsu - no - miya Denka Kinen Sekai Bunka - shō, lit.  World Culture Prize in Memory of His Imperial
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  • top vote getter in that race was Anthony Imperiale also a Newark City Councilman, who ran as an Independent. Imperiale received 13, 857 votes, with Megaro
  • lost the General Election to Assemblyman Anthony Imperiale an Assemblyman running as an Independent. Imperiale received 24, 756 votes 49 with 18, 286
  • a multi - candidate General Election. The winners were Independent Anthony Imperiale and Democrat Frank G. Megaro, who received 13, 857 and 12, 436 votes
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