Edmund V. Bobrowicz

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Edmund V. Bobrowicz (May 1, 1919 - March 16, 2003) was an American politician from the state of Wisconsin.

Bobrowicz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Polish immigrants. He served in the Army during the Second World War, in the South Pacific. In 1946, Bobrowicz (then working as a union organizer) ran successfully for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, ousting incumbent Representative Thaddeus Wasielewski, who was accused of voting for anti-labor legislation).

Before the general election, however, Bobrowicz was accused by the Milwaukee Journal of secretly being a Communist[1] and was subsequently expelled from the Democratic Party.[2] Wasielewski, hoping to regain his seat, re-entered the race as an independent, but the two split the Democratic vote, allowing Republican John C. Brophy to win, with 49,144 votes to Bobrowicz' 44,398, Wasielewski's 38.502, and Socialist George Helberg's 2,470.

Bobrowicz subsequently left politics and became a union official. He later moved to Green Bay, where he died in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The G.O.P. Trend". Life Nov. 4, 1946, p. 46.
  2. ^ "DEMOCRATS: Purge" Time Oct. 14, 1946.