Elvira Rodrigues


Elvira Rodrigues (left) co-owned an oil firm. She was a community leader in the Ironbound, leader in many Portuguese organizations, member of the East Side High board and delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Photo from Newark Public Library.


Knowing Newark – Roots of the Portuguese Can be Found In Three From Old Guard


Star Ledger extensive coverage including “Elvira Rodrigues lives on in the heart of a daughter and the rap of the gavel” Dec 4, 1996 and “Society Helps Portuguese to Live a Dram” May 18, 1982 and “Elvira Rodrigues, 67, Owned Oil Firm”, Dec 8, 1985