KLECZKA, Gerald Daniel

KLECZKA, Gerald Daniel
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


KLECZKA, Gerald Daniel, A Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 26, 1943; graduated from Don Bosco High School, Milwaukee, Wis., 1961; attended University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis., 1961-1962, 1967, 1970; Wisconsin Air National Guard, 1963-1969; accountant; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1969-1974; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1975-1984; delegate, Wisconsin state Democratic conventions, 1966-1984; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1980 and 1984; elected as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clement J. Zablocki, reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (April 3, 1984-January 3, 2005); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2004; died on October 8, 2017, in Madison, Wis.; interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreels: 1990-1994, 9 commercials on 3 videoreels. The commercials were used during Jerry Kleczka's campaigns for the 1990 and 1994 U.S. congressional elections in District 4 of Wisconsin, Democratic Party.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: ca. 1969-2004, 26.4 cubic feet (26 records center cartons and 1 archives box), 77 photographs, 1 tape recording, and 2 DVDs. The papers of Gerald Kleczka document his service in the Assembly and as a state senator, however, the bulk of the material represents his tenure as a U.S. Representative. Files consist mainly of committee files, legislative and bill files, correspondence, and press. Prominent legislative topics include those related to the Committee on Financial Services (House Banking Committee) and the Ways and Means committee, particularly issues relating to housing, health, social security, and supplemental security income. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Wisconsin Legislature Joint Committee on Finance Committee Records, 1911-2003, 23.2 cubic feet. Persons represented include Gerald Kleczka.
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