MACHROWICZ, Thaddeus Michael

MACHROWICZ, Thaddeus Michael
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


MACHROWICZ, Thaddeus Michael, a Representative from Michigan; born in Gostyn, Poland, August 21, 1899; immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1902 and settled in Chicago, Ill., later moving to Milwaukee, Wis.; naturalized in 1910; attended the parochial school in Milwaukee, Wis., Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, Pa., 1912-1916, and University of Chicago in 1917; during the First World War served as a lieutenant in the Polish Army of American Volunteers in Canada, France, and Poland, 1917-1920; served with the American Advisory Commission to Polish Government in 1920 and 1921; also acted as war correspondent with Floyd Gibbons in Poland 1919-1921; attended De Paul University in 1921 and graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1924; was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Detroit; city attorney of Hamtramck, Mich., 1934-1936; legal director, Michigan Public Utilities Commission, in 1938 and 1939; municipal judge in Hamtramck, Mich., 1942-1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1951, to September 18, 1961, when he resigned, having been appointed a judge of the United States District Court for the eastern district of Michigan and served until his death February 17, 1970, in Bloomfield Township, Mich.; interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Stella Brunt Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet. Other authors include Thaddeus Michael Machrowicz.
Papers: In the Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg Papers, 1884-1974, 8 linear ft. and 25 volumes. Subjects include Thaddeus Michael Machrowicz.
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