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Karl STEFAN

(1884-1951)

STEFAN, Karl, a Representative from Nebraska; born on a farm near Zebrakov, Bohemia, March 1, 1884; immigrated to the United States in 1885 with his parents, who settled in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr.; attended the public schools in Omaha, Nebr., and later the Y.M.C.A. night school; private in the Illinois National Guard; lieutenant in the Nebraska National Guard; served as inspector of telegraph in Philippine Constabulary 1904-1906; moved to Norfolk, Nebr., in 1909; served as telegrapher and later as city editor of the Norfolk Daily News until 1924; radio commentator and contributor to newspapers and magazines until 1934; president of the Stefan Co., publishers’ agent for magazines and newspapers; member of congressional committee aiding inauguration of Philippine Commonwealth Government, Manila, P. I., 1935; delegate to the Interparliamentary Union, Oslo, Norway, in 1939; official adviser, United Nations Conference, San Francisco, Calif., in 1945; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., October 2, 1951; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Nebr.

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