Biography

Senator D'Allesandro and his family with Governor Hassan

Senator D’Allesandro and his family with Governor Hassan

Senator Lou D’Allesandro is serving his ninth term representing District 20 in the New Hampshire Senate. As an elected official, Senator D’Allesandro serves on the Finance Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.

Senator D’Allesandro has been a familiar face in New Hampshire government for many years. He served the people of New Hampshire for three terms as an executive councilor and for two terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

In addition to his career in public service, the Senator has enjoyed professional success in the field of education. He holds honorary doctorates from Franklin Pierce University, Daniel Webster College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art as well as degrees from the University of New Hampshire, Rivier University, New England College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He won the Caroline Gross Fellowship to attend the program for Senior Executives in State and Local Governments at Harvard University and two other post-graduate programs there.

Senator D'Allesandro with long-time friend Tom Geno

Senator D’Allesandro and a supporter at his annual birthday party.

As an active member of the local community, Sen. D’Allesandro has served in many civic capacities, including as a volunteer with the National Council on Alcoholism, Heart Fund, Easter Seals and as a member of the Manchester Board of School Committee. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Members First Credit Union and is the former vice chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s board of directors.

In addition, he has served as chairman of the New England Board of Higher Education, a congressionally authorized interstate compact designed to encourage cooperation among New England-based colleges and universities.

He is a member of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inc., a director of the New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame, and a member of the University of New Hampshire’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Senator D’Allesandro lives in Manchester with his wife, Patricia. They have three children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson.