John C. Kleczka (1885 - 1959)

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Death: Died in Milwaukee, WI, USA
Occupation: Judge
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About John C. Kleczka

A Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge for 23 years. He also served in the Wisconsin State Senate (1909-1911) and the U.S. Congress( representing the 4th Wisconsin Congressional District from 1918 to 1922 as a Republican).

A strong supporter of Poland, he worked hard to raise money and manpower in its defense. As a result, he was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta in 1924. The honor was conferred on him by Ignatz Paderewski.


  1. The April 22, 1959 edition of the Milwaukee Sentinel which carried both an obituary and an article about his death.
  2. Wikipedia Article
  3. His biography in History of Milwaukee City and County by William George Bruce and Josiah Seymour Currey, The S. J. Clark Publishing Co., 1922 Volume 3 – (p. 858)

Relationship to Other Milwaukee Polonia Project Profiles:

His aunt Mary Magdalena Fons Wiza is the sister of Lous A. Fons.

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John Kleczka's Timeline

May 6, 1885
October 18, 1911
Age 26
Milwaukee, WI, USA
June 26, 1914
Age 29
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
January 23, 1916
Age 30
Age 32
April 21, 1959
Age 73
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Milwaukee, WI, USA