O'Konski, Alvin E. 1904 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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O'Konski, Alvin E. 1904

O'Konski, Alvin E. 1904 | Wisconsin Historical Society

(Rep.): Born on farm near Kewaunee, May 26, 1904; married. Educated Kewaunee high school; Ed.D. State Teachers College-Oshkosh 1927; graduate work at Univ. of Iowa and Univ. of Wis. in speech and political science. President of a television station; former newspaper publisher and radio station owner; taught at Omro and Ocanto High Schools; was principal at Pulaski; taught at Oregon State College, Univ. of Detroit, and Itasca Junior College, Minn. Awarded "Palonia Restuticia", highest medal of Free Poland; voted Most distinguished American for 1945 by foreign language press on the basis of his work against Communism; former director of World League to Stop Communism; former director Free World Forum and World Bill of Rights Assn.; ranked first among all Congressmen in United Press test in American history. Elected to Congress 1942; now in 15th consecutive term. Committee assignments: 92nd Cong. - Armed Services (also 90th and 91st Cong.); District of Columbia (also 91st Cong.); former committees - Veterans Affairs; Public Works; Education and Labor; Katyn Forest Massacre Committee. Home address: Rt. 1, Rhinelander 54501. Address correspondence to: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515. (Blue Book 1971)

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[Source: Blue book]