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