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  Manfield G. Amlicke (1900-1984) — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., November 17, 1900. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1940-44; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1943. Polish ancestry. Died in 1984 (age about 83 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph C. Amlicke and Magdalena Amlicke; married to Anne A. Blanda.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edward Babiarz (1915-2004) — also known as John E. Babiarz — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 6, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; New Castle County Register in Chancery, 1949-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1961-69. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Kiwanis; Eagles; Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 5, 2004 (age 88 years, 365 days). Interment at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Stanley Babiarz and Mary (Feret) Babiarz; married, June 4, 1939, to Adele F. Barczuk.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Martin Walter Baginski (1908-1967) — also known as Martin W. Baginski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Portland, Ionia County, Mich., July 28, 1908. Democrat. Coal dealer; trucking business; contractor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-36; defeated in primary, 1936 (Wayne County 1st District), 1954 (Wayne County 5th District), 1956 (Wayne County 5th District); candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1938, 1966; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961-62. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died in December, 1967 (age 59 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Baginski and Katherine (Kusniss) Baginski; married, July 17, 1935, to Anne Marceline Denek.
  Albert M. Bielawski (b. 1867) — of Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Gary, Lake County, Ind.; Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Poland, January 17, 1867. Architect; superintendent of construction for steel mills, 1907-12; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1929-30, 1935-36 (Wayne County 3rd District 1929-30, Wayne County 1st District 1935-36); defeated, 1926 (Republican primary, Wayne County 3rd District), 1930 (Democratic, Wayne County 3rd District), 1936 (Democratic primary, Wayne County 1st District); candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1932. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Bielawski and Teresa (Mroczynska) Bielawski; married, June 12, 1894, to Hattie Banaszynska.
  Don Binkowski (b. 1929) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 26, 1929. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 2nd Senatorial District, 1961-62; district judge in Michigan 37th District, 1969-86. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Polish Legion of American Veterans; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; American Judicature Society; Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Son of Alex Binkowski and Helen (Wojtowicz) Binkowski; married to Sharon J. Hromek.
  Jackie Biskupski — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Democrat. Member of Utah state house of representatives 30th District, 1999-2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2000. Polish ancestry. Member, Sierra Club; American Civil Liberties Union; Lesbian. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Michael Francis Blenski (1862-1932) — also known as Michael F. Blenski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Stargardt, West Prussia (now Starogard Gdanski, Poland), September 27, 1862. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1893-94; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Polish ancestry. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 23, 1932 (age 69 years, 178 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Father of Michael Francis Blenski, Jr. and Roman Richard Blenski (1917-2002).
  Political family: Blenski family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  Michael Francis Blenski, Jr. (1912-2005) — also known as Michael F. Blenski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; West Bend, Washington County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 10, 1912. Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 14th District, 1938. Polish ancestry. Died in West Bend, Washington County, Wis., March 4, 2005 (age 92 years, 206 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Francis Blenski and Hattie Jadwiga (Rozanowski) Blenski (1881-1966); brother of Roman Richard Blenski (1917-2002).
  Political family: Blenski family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  Roman Richard Blenski (1917-2002) — also known as Roman R. Blenski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 24, 1917. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 17th District, 1945-46; defeated (Democratic), 1938, 1948; member of Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1949-54; candidate for circuit judge in Wisconsin 2nd Circuit, 1954; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1974; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 2000. Polish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Polish National Alliance. Died August 30, 2002 (age 85 years, 218 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Francis Blenski and Hattie Jadwiga (Rozanowski) Blenski (1881-1966); brother of Michael Francis Blenski, Jr. (1912-2005).
  Political family: Blenski family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Susan Bysiewicz — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1992-98; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004, 2008. Female. Polish and Greek ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to David Donaldson.
  William J. Callahan — of St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Mich. Democrat. Mayor of St. Clair Shores, Mich., 1995; member of Michigan state house of representatives 26th District; elected 1998. Catholic. Irish, Polish, and German ancestry. Still living as of 2002.
  Walter Czarnecki (1914-1979) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 10, 1914. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1950-64; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1950 (primary), 1952 (primary), 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1952 (Wayne County 1st District), 1972 (10th District); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952; defeated, 1960; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1966. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance. Died in February, 1979 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Katherine Czarnecki (1911-2001).
John D. Dingell John David Dingell, Jr. (1926-2019) — also known as John D. Dingell; "Big John"; "The Truck" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Trenton, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., July 8, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1955-2003 (15th District 1955-65, 16th District 1965-2003, 15th District 2003); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Polish and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Polish Legion of American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; National Rifle Association. Died, from prostate cancer, in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., February 7, 2019 (age 92 years, 214 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Grace Blossom (Bigler) Dingell (1894-1962) and John David Dingell; married 1952 to Helen Henebry (1927-2016); married 1981 to Deborah Ann Insley; father of Christopher D. Dingell (1954?-).
  Political family: Dingell family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  John Dingell Drive, in Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, Michigan, is named for him.  — The John D. Dingell Jr. Memorial Bridges, which take Stadium Boulevard over State Street and the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Daniel Michael Donovan, Jr. (b. 1956) — also known as Dan Donovan — Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 6, 1956. Republican. Lawyer; Richmond County District Attorney, 2004-15; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 2015-. Irish and Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Eugene P. Dukes (b. 1904) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 3, 1904. Florist; member of Illinois state house of representatives 27th District, 1941-43. Polish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rose Wanderski-Dukes (Polish society leader).
  John George Fary (1911-1984) — also known as John G. Fary — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 11, 1911. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1955-75; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1975-83. Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis; Lions; Polish National Alliance. Died June 7, 1984 (age 73 years, 57 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rudolph Fedus — of Salem, New London County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Salem, 1932, 1940. Polish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Sylvy Gordon (1893-1959) — also known as Thomas S. Gordon — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 17, 1893. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; Chicago City Treasurer, 1939-42; U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1943-59. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Polish Roman Catholic Union; Knights of Columbus. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 22, 1959 (age 65 years, 36 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Niles, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Celia Balcer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Chester Charles Gorski (1906-1975) — also known as Chester C. Gorski — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., June 22, 1906. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1956, 1964; U.S. Representative from New York 44th District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950 (44th District), 1952 (42nd District). Polish ancestry. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., April 25, 1975 (age 68 years, 307 days). Interment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Dennis T. Gorski (1935?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry John Gwiazda — also known as Henry J. Gwiazda — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Mayor of New Britain, Conn., 1947-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District, 1965. Polish ancestry. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Jane Frank Harman (b. 1945) — also known as Jane F. Harman; Jane Lakes; Jane Frank — of Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 28, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney, 1972; counsel for congressional subcommittees; deputy secretary to the Cabinet in the Jimmy Carter White House, 1977-78; U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1993-99, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1998. Female. Jewish. Polish and Russian ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Adolf Lakes and Lucille (Geier) Lakes; married 1969 to Richard Frank (divorced 1978); married 1980 to Sidney Harman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Andrew Peter Harris (b. 1957) — also known as Andy Harris — of Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 25, 1957. Republican. Physician; anesthesiologist; served in the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War; member of Maryland state senate, 1999-2010 (9th District 1999-2002, 7th District 2003-10); delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2004; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 2011-. Catholic. Hungarian and Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
Leon Jastremski Leon Jastremski (1843-1907) — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in France, July 17, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Baton Rouge, La., 1876-82; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; Louisiana Democratic state chair, 1884; U.S. Consul in Callao, as of 1893-97; Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Immigration, 1899-1900; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1903, 1907. Polish ancestry. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., November 29, 1907 (age 64 years, 135 days). Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Married to Rosa Larguier.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Political campaign button (about 1903)
  Frank Leonard Kaminski (1897-1955) — also known as Frank L. Kaminski — of Calumet City, Cook County, Ill. Born in Melrose Park, Cook County, Ill., October 10, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; justice of the peace; mayor of Calumet City, Ill., 1945-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Lions; Polish National Alliance. Died November 23, 1955 (age 58 years, 44 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Kaminski and Emilia (Ostrowski) Kaminski; married to Cecilia Walczak.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Kaminski (b. 1870) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Prussia, August 14, 1870. Republican. Mail carrier; lawyer; Wayne County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1929; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Woodmen of the World; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Constantine Kaminski and Pauline (Lewandowski) Kaminski; married, January 30, 1894, to Josephine Ciganek.
  Walter T. Kamyk (1913-1979) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 18, 1913. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; auditor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 3rd District, 1949-63. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Polish Roman Catholic Union; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Amvets. Died October 26, 1979 (age 66 years, 281 days). Interment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Etna, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Kamyk and Anna Kamyk; married to Wanda Plucinski.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Helen Bernice Karpinski (b. 1899) — also known as Helen B. Karpinski; Helen Bernice Olszewski — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 7, 1899. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1964; vice-chair of Ohio Democratic Party, 1942-44; member of Ohio Democratic State Central Committee, 1949-50. Female. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Olszewski and Anna (Grabowski) Olszewski; married to John Joseph Karpinski (1898-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Casimir Kendziorski (b. 1898) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Poland, December 3, 1898. Democrat. Machinist; inspector; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 5th District, 1947-49; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1949-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Kestenbaum (b. 1955) — also known as Larry Kestenbaum — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Ingham County Commissioner 8th District, 1983-88; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1998; Washtenaw County Commissioner 4th District, 2000-02; Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds, 2005-. Jewish. Hungarian, German, Polish, and Norwegian ancestry. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Grange; Sierra Club; NAACP. Creator of The Political Graveyard web site. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Justin Louis Kestenbaum (1925-1995) and Maryhelen (Dietrich) Kestenbaum (1928-1985); married, November 17, 1990, to Janice Gutfreund; grandnephew of Meyer Kestnbaum (1896-1960).
  Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Peter Paul Kezon (1906-1977) — also known as Peter P. Kezon — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Scarbro, Fayette County, W.Va., February 19, 1906. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance; Polish Roman Catholic Union; Polish Legion of American Veterans. Died May 24, 1977 (age 71 years, 94 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Kezon and Mary (Jarosz) Kezon; married, April 21, 1957, to Ann M. Glista.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter P. Kielminski (b. 1885) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 7, 1885. Democrat. Member of Illinois state senate 15th District; elected 1930, 1934, 1938. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Gerald Daniel Kleczka (b. 1943) — also known as Gerald D. Kleczka; Jerry Kleczka — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 26, 1943. Democrat. Accountant; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1969-74; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1975-84; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1980, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1984-. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  John Carl Kluczynski (1896-1975) — also known as John C. Kluczynski — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 15, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; restaurant owner; caterer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 4th District, 1933-48; member of Illinois state senate 4th District, 1949; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1951-75; died in office 1975. Polish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Polish National Alliance; Polish Roman Catholic Union; Elks. Died January 26, 1975 (age 78 years, 345 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Kluczynski and Mary (Sulaski) Kluczynski; married to Stephanie Polowy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Otto Knappmann (b. 1964) — also known as John O. Knappmann; "Jocko" — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1964. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1992 (alternate), 1996; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1996-; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 15th District, 1998. German and Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2003.
  Otto Kochtitzky — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Candidate for mayor of Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1915. Polish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph J. Kowalski (b. 1914) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 19, 1914. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1939-44; nominated, but withdrew 1944; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; also charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Maccabees. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Raymond Kozak (1917-2001) — also known as Henry R. Kozak — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1917. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1945-50; defeated in primary, 1955; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 14th District, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Polish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Polish National Alliance. Died, of cancer, at Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., August 23, 2001 (age 84 years, 234 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Genieve Traczuk.
  William V. Kozerski (1921-2003) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., February 8, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; traffic rate analyst for Chrysler Corporation; mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1975-79. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from respiratory and heart disease, in Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 24, 2003 (age 82 years, 16 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Walter S. Kozubowski (b. 1939) — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 13, 1939. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1973. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance. Still living as of 1973.
  Raymond W. Krolikowski (b. 1928) — also known as Ray Krolikowski — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., July 25, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 14th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1975-82. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish Legion of American Veterans; Polish National Alliance; Lions; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Krolikowski and Regina (Wypijewski) Krolikowski.
  John C. Kuklinski (b. 1897) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 29, 1897. Democrat. Pharmacist; member of Illinois state house of representatives 27th District, 1941. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Bernice R. Labedz (1919-2008) — also known as "Mamma Labedz" — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 19, 1919. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 5th District, 1976-92. Female. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Advocate for anti-abortion legislation. Died, from congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Papillion, Sarpy County, Neb., November 15, 2008 (age 89 years, 57 days). Interment at St. Johns Cemetery, Bellevue, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Stanley J. Labedz (1912-1996).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edmond Lesinski (1916-1992) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 14, 1916. Democrat. Printer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 5th District, 1963-64; defeated in primary, 1954 (Wayne County 5th District), 1956 (Wayne County 5th District), 1964 (6th District), 1966 (6th District). Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1992 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Lesinski and Helen (Gorski) Lesinski; married to Frances M. Grajek.
  John Lesinski (1885-1950) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., January 3, 1885. Democrat. Real estate business; lumber business; banker; U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1933-50; died in office 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., May 27, 1950 (age 65 years, 144 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Father of John Lesinski, Jr. (1914-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John Lesinski, Jr. John Lesinski, Jr. (b. 1914) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 28, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1951-65; defeated in primary, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960. Polish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Lesinski (1885-1950).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  William Walter Link (1884-1950) — also known as William W. Link — of Illinois. Born in Swiec, Poland, February 12, 1884. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1945-47; defeated, 1946. Polish ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 23, 1950 (age 66 years, 223 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Niles, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward E. Mahalak (1921-1994) — of Romulus, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., September 25, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1965-84 (38th District 1965-82, 37th District 1983-84). Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Polish Legion of American Veterans. Died in 1994 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Stanley M. Makowski (1923-1981) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., April 22, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1973-77; appointed 1973. Polish ancestry. Died August 5, 1981 (age 58 years, 105 days). Interment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married, August 7, 1954, to Florence Ziolo.
  Edward K. Michalski (1920-1984) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., January 6, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1944; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1949-51; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1961-66 (Wayne County 7th District 1961-64, 13th District 1965-66); defeated in primary, 1954 (Wayne County 7th District), 1956 (Wayne County 7th District), 1958 (Wayne County 7th District), 1966 (13th District), 1982 (11th District). Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1984 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Boomie Mikrut (1917-2018) — also known as E. Boomie Mikrut — of Michigan. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 24, 1917. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1951; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1974. Polish ancestry. Died, from influenza, in Marquette, Marquette County, Mich., January 20, 2018 (age 100 years, 57 days). Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Mich.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  David R. Mogilka (b. 1915) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 30, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 14th District; elected 1956, 1958. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Stanley J. Mondala (b. 1913) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born January 27, 1913. Democrat. Civil engineer; member of Illinois state senate 27th District, 1941. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Beta Theta Pi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ted Mrozowski (b. 1921) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., November 19, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 2nd District, 1969-72; defeated in primary, 1965 (2nd District), 1966 (2nd District), 1972 (19th District). Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Polish National Alliance; Disabled American Veterans; Polish Legion of American Veterans. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Hughes Murkowski (b. 1933) — also known as Frank H. Murkowski — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., March 28, 1933. Republican. Banker; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1970; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1981-2002; resigned 2002; Governor of Alaska, 2002-06; defeated in primary, 2006. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Elks; Lions; National Rifle Association; Rotary; American Legion. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Michael Murkowski and Helen (Hughes) Murkowski; married to Nancy Rena Gore; father of Lisa Murkowski (1957-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1914-1996) — also known as Edmund S. Muskie; "Mr. Clean" — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, March 28, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1947-51; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1952-54; Governor of Maine, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1956, 1964; speaker, 1988; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1959-80; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1968; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972; U.S. Secretary of State, 1980-81. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Lions; Elks; Amvets; Phi Beta Kappa. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Died of a heart attack, in Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1996 (age 81 years, 364 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Cross-reference: Tom Allen — George J. Mitchell — Richard Bayard
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Nichczynski (1889-1934) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born near Poznan, Poland, April 20, 1889. Candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1926, 1930; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Polish ancestry. Died September 12, 1934 (age 45 years, 145 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Stanley M. Noszka (b. 1920) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state senate 38th District, 1967-78. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish Roman Catholic Union; Foresters. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
B. G. Novak Boleslaw G. Novak (b. 1887) — also known as Bill Novak — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 9, 1887. Grocer; publishing business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 38, 1915-18; member of Minnesota state senate 38th District, 1935-58. Polish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
Stanley Novak Stanley J. Novak (b. 1911) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Salemville, Bedford County, Pa., March 9, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; UAW-CIO international representative; business agent, Boilermakers Union; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950, 1952; member of Michigan state senate, 1955-74 (5th District 1955-64, 9th District 1965-74). Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; NAACP; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Stanley Nowak (1903-1994) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Przemysl, Poland, March 14, 1903. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1939-48; defeated in primary, 1954; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1940; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1948, 1950. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in 1994 (age about 91 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1935 to Margaret Collingwood.
  Casmer P. Ogonowski (b. 1923) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 4, 1923. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1969-82 (19th District 1969-72, 3rd District 1973-82); defeated in primary, 1967; resigned 1982. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Knights of Columbus. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Dennis Olshove (b. 1950) — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 18, 1950. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1991-98 (25th District 1991-92, 29th District 1993-98); defeated, 1989; Macomb County Commissioner 5th District, 1999-2002; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 2003-. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2005.
  George J. Otlowski (1912-2009) — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 3, 1912. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1962; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 19th District, 1974-91; mayor of Perth Amboy, N.J., 1976-90. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died, in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., March 16, 2009 (age 97 years, 72 days). Interment at Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter E. Pacanowski (1894-1977) — also known as Wladyslaw Pacanowski — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 28, 1894. Republican. Candidate in primary for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1947; candidate in primary for secretary of state of Illinois, 1964. Polish ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 21, 1977 (age 83 years, 146 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stanley Pacanowski (1862-1911) and Antointette (Mock) Pacanowski (1865-1918); married, April 28, 1920, to Sylvia Dobler.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Stanley J. Pacholek (1890-1932) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Poland, December 8, 1890. Undertaker; candidate for mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1932. Polish ancestry. Arrested in April, 1932, for drunk driving; died by suicide in his jail cell, by hanging himself with his scarf, in Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich., April 19, 1932 (age 41 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Frank Peska (1885-1962) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 20, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; American Bar Association. Died in 1962 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph R. Peterson — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Delray, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; police detective; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 2009-. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Vietnam Veterans of America; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Janice Tomocik.
  David A. Plawecki (b. 1947) — of Dearborn Heights, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 8, 1947. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1971-82; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1982; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988. Polish ancestry. Member, Jaycees; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 1988.
  Alexander James Polk (1883-1950) — also known as Alex J. Polk — of River Rouge, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., April 23, 1883. Republican. Insurance agent; real estate broker; lawyer; justice of the peace; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1947-48; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1948. Polish ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 23, 1950 (age 66 years, 275 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bartek 'Bartholomew' Polk (1841-1918) and Tekla 'Tillie' (Witkowski) Polk; married, June 11, 1906, to Mary Eva LeBlanc; married, February 11, 1918, to Laura Matilda (Strock) Beam (divorced 1927); married, October 13, 1927, to Grace K. Knapp (divorced 1928); married, December 18, 1929, to Helen M. Gernt (divorced 1931); married, July 3, 1935, to Marian Pardee Mathews (divorced 1941).
  Roman Conrad Pucinski (1919-2002) — also known as Roman C. Pucinski — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., May 13, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1959-73; defeated, 1956; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1972; Alderman, Chicago, Ill., 1973-91; candidate in primary for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1977. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 25, 2002 (age 83 years, 135 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Aurelia Marie Pucinski (1940?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Peter Pyszczynski Peter Pyszczynski (b. 1892) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 27, 1892. Democrat. Shoe worker; tavern owner; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 12th District, 1937-46. Polish ancestry. Member, Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  William John Racewicz (1899-1978) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 31, 1899. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1964-66. Polish ancestry. Died in 1978 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Rakowski — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1992. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2003.
  James M. Rozan — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Boruszyn, Poland. Democrat. School teacher and principal; real estate and insurance business; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1909-10, 1912-13. Polish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
Stanley Rozycki Stanley Rozycki (b. 1908) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 12, 1908. Democrat. General manager, Fireside Printing and Publishing Co.; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1964 (alternate); member of Michigan state senate, 1955-74 (2nd District 1955-64, 3rd District 1965-74); defeated in primary, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1974, 1978, 1988. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Joseph C. Ruszkiewicz — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932. Polish ancestry. Interment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  Ervin John Ryczek (b. 1909) — also known as Ervin J. Ryczek — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 20, 1909. Democrat. Funeral director; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 11th District, 1941-60. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Catholic Order of Foresters; Polish National Alliance; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
Antoni N. Sadlak Antoni Nicholas Sadlak (1908-1969) — also known as Antoni N. Sadlak — of Rockville, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., June 13, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1947-59; defeated, 1958, 1960; probate judge in Connecticut, 1966-69; died in office 1969. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Moose; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Elks; Farm Bureau. Died in Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., October 18, 1969 (age 61 years, 127 days). Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, May 30, 1939, to Alfreda Janina Zalewska.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  George Gregory Sadowski (1903-1961) — also known as George G. Sadowski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 12, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1931-32; defeated, 1928; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1929; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1933-39, 1943-51; defeated in primary, 1938, 1940, 1950, 1952. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died in Utica, Macomb County, Mich., October 9, 1961 (age 58 years, 211 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sadowski and Ludwika (Jurkiewitz) Sadowski; married, October 10, 1928, to Eleanor Leppek (1906-2001).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sherman R. Sobocinski (b. 1927) — of South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 12, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; hydraulic lift operator; shipping clerk; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 24th District; elected 1956, 1958. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, International Association of Machinists; Polish National Alliance; Holy Name Society; Polish Legion of American Veterans. Still living as of 1960.
  George Sokolowski (1917-1984) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 21, 1917. Democrat. Machinist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly; elected 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958. Polish ancestry. Member, United Steelworkers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Catholic Order of Foresters; Polish National Alliance. Died in May, 1984 (age 67 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Clement Stachowiak Clement Stachowiak (b. 1902) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 3, 1902. Police officer; machinist; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 11th District, 1939-40; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1948. Polish ancestry. Member, International Association of Machinists; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Stanley Stopczynski (b. 1934) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1934. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1979-92 (19th District 1979-82, 11th District 1983-92). Polish ancestry. Still living as of 1992.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen J. Stopczynski (1911-1991); brother of Thaddeus C. Stopczynski.
  Political family: Stopczynski family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Stephen J. Stopczynski (1911-1991) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1911. Democrat. Machinist; member, Wayne County AFL-CIO Council; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1959-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1965-78 (7th District 1965-72, 19th District 1973-78); defeated in primary, 1962. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich., May 16, 1991 (age 80 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Stopczynski and Lottie (Stanczak) Stopczynski; married to Cassie Dzienciolowski; father of Stanley Stopczynski (1934-) and Thaddeus C. Stopczynski.
  Political family: Stopczynski family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Thaddeus C. Stopczynski (b. 1940) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., February 16, 1940. Democrat. Police officer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 11th District, 1973-82; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1982. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Eagles. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen J. Stopczynski (1911-1991); brother of Stanley Stopczynski.
  Political family: Stopczynski family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Chester J. Straub (b. 1937) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 12, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; member of New York state assembly 35th District, 1967-72; member of New York state senate, 1973-75; Presidential Elector for New York, 1992; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1998-2008; took senior status 2008. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Polish National Alliance; Jaycees; Lions. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Morrissey.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Rudolph Gabriel Tenerowicz (1890-1963) — also known as Rudolph G. Tenerowicz — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Budapest, Hungary, of Polish parents, June 14, 1890. Physician; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1928-32, 1936-39; resigned 1932; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1939-43; defeated, 1942 (Democratic primary), 1946 (Republican primary), 1948 (Republican), 1950 (Republican), 1952 (Republican), 1954 (Republican). Polish ancestry. Tried and convicted on vice conspiracy charges in 1932; freed from prison when pardoned by Gov. William A. Comstock. Died in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., August 31, 1963 (age 73 years, 78 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Tenerowicz and Antoinette (Gall) Tenerowicz; brother of Anthony C. Tenerowicz; married to Margaret Tenerowicz (1916?-).
  Political family: Tenerowicz family of Hamtramck, Michigan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Trumka (b. 1949) — of Nemacolin, Greene County, Pa. Born in Nemacolin, Greene County, Pa., July 24, 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; president, United Mine Workers, 1982-95; secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO, 1995-2009; president, AFL-CIO, 2009-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000. Italian and Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Richard Trumka and Eola Elizabeth (Bertugli) Trumka; married 1982 to Barbara Vidovich.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Thaddeus Francis Boleslaw Wasielewski (1904-1976) — also known as Thaddeus F. B. Wasielewski; Thad Wasielewski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 2, 1904. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1941-47; defeated (Independent), 1946. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Lions; Eagles; Polish National Alliance. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 25, 1976 (age 71 years, 145 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank V. Wierzbicki (1925-1991) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 10, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; accountant; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 9th District, 1964; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1967-82 (25th District 1967-72, 17th District 1973-82); defeated in primary, 1982. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Moose. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., August 28, 1991 (age 66 years, 171 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Pattison (1926-2006).
  Anthony J. Wilkowski (b. 1898) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 16, 1898. Democrat. Hardware store owner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1933-38, 1945-46, 1949-50; defeated in primary, 1942 (3rd District), 1946 (2nd District), 1951 (2nd District), 1952 (2nd District), 1955 (2nd District); chair of Wayne County Democratic Party, 1934; tried and convicted, along with Democratic state chairman Elmer B. O'Hara, on vote fraud charges in 1936, and sentenced to four to five years in prison; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 9th District, 1961-62. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anton Wilkowski and Veronica (Skelnik) Wilkowski; brother of Leo Joseph Wilkowski (1902-1955); married, February 10, 1945, to Ann Chrzanowski.
  Leo Joseph Wilkowski (1902-1955) — also known as Leo J. Wilkowski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 5, 1902. Democrat. Hardware business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1939-44; nominated, but withdrew 1944; Charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on December 16, 1944 (along with other legislators) with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians; tried and convicted; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the last set of charges were dismissed when he agreed to testify. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died of heart trouble, March 23, 1955 (age 52 years, 352 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Brother of Anthony J. Wilkowski (1898-?); married 1925 to Theresa D. Kozlowski.
  Lawrence Wisniewski (1855-1928) — of Foley, Benton County, Minn. Born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland), August 4, 1855. Democrat. Farmer; Benton County Treasurer; member of Minnesota Democratic State Central Committee, 1906-10; candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 47, 1911-12; president, State Bank of Foley. Polish ancestry. Died, of pleurisy, in Foley, Benton County, Minn., April 3, 1928 (age 72 years, 243 days). Interment at Foley Cemetery, Foley, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John Wisniewski and Katherine (Kruk) Wisniewski; married to Paulina Siegmund.
  Charles S. Witkowski (1907-1993) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 4, 1907. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1957-61; defeated, 1961. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., June 1, 1993 (age 86 years, 89 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.
Stephen J. Wojtkowiak Stephen J. Wojtkowiak (1895-1945) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., July 20, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; real estate business; member of New York state senate, 1929-45 (49th District 1929-44, 54th District 1945); died in office 1945. Polish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Elks. Died April 6, 1945 (age 49 years, 260 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Chester Wozniak (b. 1927) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., July 23, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance agent; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1951; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1953-62, 1991-92 (Wayne County 3rd District 1953-54, Wayne County 14th District 1955-62, 9th District 1991-92); defeated in primary, 1950 (Wayne County 3rd District), 1962 (Wayne County 14th District), 1992 (9th District). Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Amvets; Polish National Alliance. Still living as of 1992.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Wozniak and Teofila Wozniak; married, February 23, 1957, to Rose Romanowicz.
  Albert J. Zak (1909-1975) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 21, 1909. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1945-46, 1951-52; defeated in primary, 1936 (Wayne County 3rd District), 1965 (2nd District), 1966 (2nd District); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1946; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1952-63, 1974-75; died in office 1975. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 25, 1975 (age 65 years, 341 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Zak and Anna Zak.
  John F. Zelezinski (1890-1957) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 10, 1890. Democrat. Catholic priest; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1944. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 26, 1957 (age 67 years, 78 days). Burial location unknown.
Arthur L. Zimny Arthur L. Zimny (1900-1973) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 5, 1900. Democrat. Advertising business; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1935-42. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish Roman Catholic Union; Polish National Alliance; Knights of Columbus. Died in June, 1973 (age 72 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
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