Arthur G Czerwinski (1885 - 1939)

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About Arthur G Czerwinski

The "Singing Clerk." A baritone in the San Carlos Opera Co., he also sang at various Polish functions and gatherings in Milwaukee. He was a graduate of St. Mary's College in Lebanon, Kentucky. Early in his career, he had the opportunity to sing with the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company in New York. However, he decided that he'd rather stay in Milwaukee. A decision so shocking (to New Yorkers) that it made the front page of the New York Times.

Of course, like many artists, Arthur Czerwinski also had a day job. His, at least the for last 24 years of his life, was as a Clerk for the Civil Court in Milwaukee. He had also been a member of the Kosciouszko Guard.

Relation to other profiles on the Milwaukee Polonia Project:

Son of Roman Czerwinski

Brother-in-law of sister of Hattie Baranowski and Dr. Stanley Baranowski.

Sources

"Singing Clerk's Funeral is Set", Milwaukee Journal, April 3, 1939, p. 11 (on Google News)

The Pinkowski Files quoting Who's Who in Polish America.

"Won't Sing in Grand Opera," New York Times, November 12, 1910, p. 1.

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Arthur Czerwinski's Timeline

1885
1885
WI, USA
1908
July 28, 1908
Age 23
Milwaukee, WI, USA
1917
1917
Age 32
1939
April 1, 1939
Age 54
Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Milwaukee, WI, USA