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Leo Paul KOCIALKOWSKI

(1882-1958)

KOCIALKOWSKI, Leo Paul, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., August 16, 1882; orphaned at an early age; educated in private schools, which he supplemented by a business course; worked in various capacities in several business houses in Chicago; engaged in tax appraisal and delinquent tax supervision in Cook County, Ill., 1916-1932; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; member of the Civil Service Commission of Cook County, Ill., 1945-1949; died in Chicago, Ill., September 27, 1958; interment in St. Adelbert Cemetery.

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

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