Joseph Oliva Huot

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Joseph Oliva Huot (born August 11, 1917 in Laconia , New Hampshire , † August 5, 1983 ibid) was an American politician . Between 1965 and 1967 he represented the state of New Hampshire in the US House of Representatives .


Joseph Huot attended Sacred Heart Parochial School and Laconia High School . Between 1935 and 1953 he was a department head in a knitwear factory. From 1953 to 1959, Huot was a member of the Laconia City Health Committee. Between 1956 and 1964 he was advertising manager for a newspaper. Between 1959 and 1964 he was also the managing director of a weekly newspaper.

Huot was a member of the Democratic Party . From 1959 to 1963 he was mayor of Laconia. In 1962 he ran for the first time unsuccessfully for Congress . In 1964 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City , on which incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated as a candidate for the presidential election.

In the same year Huot was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington in the first constituency of New Hampshire , where he succeeded Republican Louis C. Wyman on January 3, 1965 . But since he lost to Wyman in the 1966 elections, he was only able to complete one term in Congress until January 3, 1967, which was determined by the discussions about the Vietnam War and civil rights issues. After his time in the House of Representatives, Huot withdrew from politics. He died on August 5, 1983 in his birthplace Laconia and was buried there.

Web links

  • Joseph Oliva Huot in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)