John F. Luecke

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This article is about the Michigan politician. For the American mathematician, see John Edwin Luecke.

John Frederick Luecke (July 4, 1889 – March 21, 1952) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Luecke was born in Escanaba, Michigan and attended the public elementary schools. He was employed as a commercial and railroad telegrapher and station agent and served as a private in Company A, Signal Corps, United States Army, with the Punitive Expeditionary Force in Mexico in 1916 and 1917.

During the First World War, he served as a sergeant first class, in Company B, Second Field Signal Battalion, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919. He was commissioned a second lieutenant, Reserve Corps, while in Germany. He engaged as a mill worker in a paper mill in Escanaba, 1923-1936. Luecke was a member of the Escanaba City Council, 1934–1936, a county supervisor of Delta County, 1934–1936. He served in the Michigan Senate in 1935 and 1936.

Luecke was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 11th congressional district to the 75th United States Congress, serving from January 3, 1937 to January 3, 1939. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1938, losing to Republican Fred Bradley in the general elections.

In 1939, just after leaving Congress, Luecke was appointed commissioner of conciliation for the United States Department of Labor for upper Michigan and northern Wisconsin.

Luecke died at the age of sixty-two in Escanaba and is interred there at Lakeview Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Prentiss M. Brown
United States Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Michigan
Succeeded by
Fred Bradley