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May 27, 2006

Robert N. Giaimo, 86, who while serving in Congress helped create the national endowments for the arts and humanities, died of lung ailments Wednesday in Arlington, Va.

Mr. Giaimo, a Democrat who represented the New Haven area in Congress from 1959 to 1981, co-sponsored the bill that in 1965 formed the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, grant agencies that support the nation's arts and the study of literature, history and philosophy.

An Army veteran and an attorney, he won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1958. He retired from Congress after 11 terms.

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