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ZWACH, John Matthew

1907–1990

Biography

ZWACH, John Matthew, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Gales Township, Redwood County, Minn., February 8, 1907; attended the public schools and graduated from Milroy High School in 1926; received teaching certificate from Mankato State College in 1927; graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1933; served in Minnesota house of representatives, 1934-1946; Minnesota senate, 1946-1966, majority leader, 1959-1966; Interim Agriculture Commission, 1955-1957; school teacher and superintendent for fourteen years; active farmer since 1940; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Lucan, Minn., until his death on November 11, 1990; interment at St. Michael's Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: ca. 1935-1974, 33 cubic feet. The papers of John Matthew Zwach contain primarily congressional files, including issue mail, newsletters, legislation files, miscellany, and photographs. Subjects covered include agriculture, rural development, education, health care, conservation, transportation, care of the elderly, and veterans. There are some files from John Zwach's service in the state legislature. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John M. Zwach, Republican Representative from Minnesota. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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