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Chester Charles GORSKI

(1906-1975)

GORSKI, Chester Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., June 22, 1906; attended Sts. Peter and Paul Parochial School and Technical High School; member of the Erie County Board of Supervisors 1941-1945, serving as minority leader 1942-1945; member of the Buffalo Common Council 1946-1948, serving as minority leader 1946-1947 and majority leader in 1948; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress and for election in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; worked for United States Department of Commerce, 1951-1952; again elected to Buffalo Common Council and served from January 1, 1954, to February 1, 1956, and was majority leader; appointed to the New York State Building Code Commission on February 1, 1956, and served until April 1, 1959; elected president of the Buffalo Common Council January 1, 1960, and reelected to six succeeding terms, and served in that capacity until his resignation March 24, 1974; resided in Buffalo, N.Y., where he died April 25, 1975; interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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