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John Austin Gronouski
Birth: Oct. 26, 1919
Dunbar
Marinette County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1996
Green Bay
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA

US Cabinet Member, Diplomat, Educator. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1942 and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After he left the military he returned to the University of Wisconsin, earning a masters degree and a Ph. D. Gronouski was a professor and researcher, and in 1952 was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for US Senator against Joseph McCarthy. In 1959 Gronouski joined the Wisconsin Tax Department as Research Director and Executive Director of the Revenue Survey Commission. In 1960 he was appointed state Tax Commissioner. In 1963 President Kennedy chose him to be Postmaster General, the first Polish-American to serve in the Cabinet. Gronouski resigned in 1965 to accept President Johnson's appointment as Ambassador to Poland. In 1969 he accepted Johnson's offer to serve as Founding Dean of the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Gronouski remained as Dean until 1974, and then taught at the LBJ school until 1989. In the late 1970s he served as Milwaukee's court-appointed master on school desegregation. In the 1980s Gronouski was Chairman of the Board for International Broadcasting, which included Radio Free Europe. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Allouez Catholic Cemetery And Chapel Mausoleum
Green Bay
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 08, 2007
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