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Frank KOWALSKI

(1907-1974)

KOWALSKI, Frank, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., October 18, 1907; attended the grade and high schools in Meriden, Conn.; graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1930, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1937, and studied international relations at Columbia University in 1945 and 1946; in 1925 joined the United States Army as an enlisted man and served continuously 1925-1958, with service in the European Theater; director of program for the disarmament of Germany in 1944; helped the Japanese cabinet organize its defenses as acting chief of the American Advisory Group following the Second World War; in 1954 organized and was the first commandant of the United States Army Command Management School at Fort Belvoir, Va., and served until his retirement from the service as a colonel July 31, 1958; writer and inventor; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate; member of Subversive Activities Control Board, 1963-1966; died in Washington, D.C., October 11, 1974; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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