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Nicholas Colasanto Collection (MS035)

 Collection
Identifier: MS035
This collection contains letters, political memorabilia, several programs from various organizations, personal photos, and other miscellaneous ephemera.

Dates

  • 1947-1980

Extent

.23 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas "Nick" Colasanto was born May 21, 1904 in Waterbury, Connecticut. After attending law school for 2 years at Fordham University, he moved to Alexandria in 1930, finished his law degree at National University law school, and began playing semi-professional football in the city. He practiced law and even served as Alexandria City Manager from 1947-1949, until 1963 when he began making his primary income in real estate. He also begain eyeing politics around this time.

Colasanto served 4 terms in the Alexandria City Council. One of his joys was performing marriages and loved giving advice to couples. In one year, he married 800 newlyweds. During his time in Alexandria, he was active in the Alexandria Lions Club, the Salvation Army, the Sons of Italy, and several other charitable organizations. Colasanto died on February 8, 1983 and is buried in St. Mary's in Alexandria. Colasanto park in Alexandria is named in his honor.
Title
Nicholas Colasanto Collection Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Gregory Pierce
Date
2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

Contact:
717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States
703-746-1791