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Leonard William SCHUETZ

(1887-1944)

SCHUETZ, Leonard William, a Representative from Illinois; born in Posen, Germany (later Poland), November 16, 1887; in 1888 immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in Chicago, Ill.; attended the public schools, Lane Technical High School, and Bryant and Stratton Business College, Chicago, Ill.; engaged as a stenographer and secretary until 1906, when he became associated with Swift & Co. in an executive capacity; organized the Schuetz Construction Co. in 1923 and served as its president and treasurer; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 13, 1944; interment in St. Adabert’s Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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