Joseph Addabbo (March 17, 1925 - April 10, 1986), was a New York City politician who served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1986. As the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee in the 1980s, he was a noted critic of President Ronald Reagan's massive defense spending increases.
Addabbo was born in Queens, NY and lived in the borough his entire life. He was a 1946 graduate of St. John's Law School and practiced law in Ozone Park, NY before his election to Congress in 1960. Addabbo was the Democratic nominee to replace Queens Rep. Albert H. Bosch, a Republican who left Congress to begin a judicial career.