Clement John ZABLOCKI, Congress, WI (1912-1983)
ZABLOCKI, Clement John, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., November 18, 1912; attended parochial school and Marquette University High School; Ph.B., Marquette University, 1936; taught high school in Milwaukee in 1938 and 1939; organist and choir director 1932-1948; member of the State senate 1942-1948; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1948; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of city controller of Milwaukee in 1948; United States delegate to the fourteenth session of the United States General Assembly in 1959; lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Forces Reserve; in 1957 was unsuccessful for the senatorial nomination to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death December 3, 1983, in Washington, D.C.; chairman, Committee on International Relations (Ninety-fifth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Ninety-sixth through Ninety-eighth Congresses); interment in St. Adalbertâs Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
BibliographyLeahy, Stephen M. The Life of Milwaukeeâs Most Popular Politician, Clement J. Zablocki: Milwaukee Politics and Congressional Foreign Policy. Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press, 2002.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present