Frank Kowalski

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Frank Kowalski (October 18, 1907 - October 11, 1974) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut, where he attended the grade and high schools. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1930, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1937, and studied international relations at Columbia University in 1945 and 1946. He married Helen Amelia Bober, October 20, 1931.

Kowalski in 1925 joined the United States Army as an enlisted man and served continuously 1925-1958, with service in the European Theater during World War II. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Infantry, in 1930 and advanced through the grades to Colonel, 1944. He was the director of program for the disarmament of Germany in 1944 and helped the Japanese cabinet organize its defenses as acting chief of the American Advisory Group following the Second World War. He was the Chief Military Governor of Kyoto, Japan, 1948-49. In 1954, he organized and was the first commandant of the United States Army Command Management School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and served until his retirement from the service as a colonel July 31, 1958. During his military career he received the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star. After leaving military service, he was the author of many articles on military management and was the holder of patents for military items.[examples needed]

Kowalski was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate. After leaving Congress he served as a member of Subversive Activities Control Board from 1963 to 1966. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1974 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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