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Certified Public Accountant, politician, and political writer


Joseph J. DioGuardi is president of Truth In Government, Inc., a non-profit organization. DioGuardi served in the House of Representatives representing the 20th Congressional district of New York from 1985 to 1989. DioGuardi, a former partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., also serves as president of the Albanian American Civic League, an organization he co-founded with his wife, Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi. He is the father of current American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.

Joseph J. DioGuardi Info

Date of BirthSeptember 20, 1940
Place of BirthNew York City
Spouse (s)Carol DioGuardi (died 1997), Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi
Political PartyRepublican
Alma materFordham University
ReligionRoman Catholic
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 Would you believe she did not hear — and still has not heard — anything? She read it the way you did and I did. Her disappointment is that that’s the way she’s being treated and she feels that’s not proper. I think they’re trying to create a lot of buzz … they’re trying to reformat the thing. But Kara has a very deep career in music … she’ll be fine. Would she want to do it another year? I think so … I think at some point [she] will confront them on that. 
— Joseph J. DioGuardi saying his daughter Kara Dioguardi wasn't informed that she has been fired from American Idol / August 14, 2010