Frank J. Guarini '94

Commencement: Honorary Degree Recipient
Frank J. Guarini receiving his Saint Peter's Honorary Degree from College President Daniel A. Degnan, S. J., with Dr. Eileen Poiani. May 24, 1994.

Frank J. Guarini was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He received his education from Dartmouth College, Columbia University, New York University School of Law, and pursued advanced studies at The Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands.

His military service was during WWII where he saw active combat in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Mt. McKinley, flagship of the Pacific Amphibious Fleet. He received the Navy Commendation Medal and three Battle Stars. His legal career was in New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Upon being discharged from the military, he finished his education and began his legal career. He became interested in politics and his political career involved serving in the New Jersey State Senate for two terms and in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. After serving in Congress, he was nominated and appointed as the United States Representative to the United Nations General Assembly.

His involvement in civic affairs includes service on many boards of charitable, educational, and cultural organizations and received many honors and distinctions.

Over the decades the former U.S. Congressman and Senator has been a generous benefactor to Saint Peter’s. He has provided financial support for the following:

Frank J. Guarini School of Business

MacMahon Student Center

Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership

University Archives – The Guarini Center For Community Memory

Guarini House – Residence of the University President