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Eric Massa

Eric MassaAKA Eric J. J. Massa

Born: 16-Sep-1959
Birthplace: Charleston, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from New York, 2009-10

Military service: US Navy (1981-2001)

Resigned midway through his only term in Congress, under pressure from colleagues in his own Democratic Party over allegations that Massa sexually harassed a member of his staff and groped "multiple male staffers" in Congress. Without admitting or apologizing for anything, Massa's resignation announcement said he wanted to avoid an investigation that might "tear my family and my staff apart." After he quit, numerous former staff members claimed that Massa had "touched them in a sexual manner, came up with reasons to have staffers travel alone with him on overnight trips, and expressed a desire to have sex with the men in the office".

Survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


[1] Formerly a Republican, switched parties around 2004.

Wife: Beverly (two sons, one daughter)
Son: Richard
Daughter: Alexandra
Son: Justin

    University: BS Engineering, US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1981)

    US Congressman, New York 29th (3-Jan-2009 to 8-Mar-2010)
    Congressional Staff to the House Armed Services Committee

Official Website:
http://www.massaforcongress.com/


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