U.S. Congressman. Graduating from DePaul University, he was a public school teacher (1936-43) and assistant supervisor of the National Defense Program at Austin High School, (1942-43). He was also, a representative of the United Steelworkers of America, (1943-48), chairman if the War Ration Board, (1943-45), on the Advisory Committee to Illinois Industrial Commission on Health and Safety, (1944-49), Advisory Committee on Unemployment Compensation, (1944-49) and director of labor, State of Illinois, (1949-52). In 1965, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress and to the next thirteen succeeding Congresses, serving until 1993. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he retired from politics. He died from complications Parkinson’s disease at age 86.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith