Alfred Dennis Sieminski

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Alfred Dennis Sieminski
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Mary Teresa Norton
Succeeded by Cornelius Edward Gallagher
Personal details
Born (1911-08-23)August 23, 1911
Jersey City, New Jersey
Died December 13, 1990(1990-12-13) (aged 79)
Vienna, Virginia
Political party Democratic

Alfred Dennis Sieminski (August 23, 1911 – December 13, 1990) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 13th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1951-1959.


Sieminski was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 23, 1911. He attended the public schools, New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York and the Hun School of Princeton, in Princeton, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton University in 1934 and was a student at Harvard Law School in 1935 and 1936. He was of Polish origin and spoke his ancestor's language.[1]

He worked as comptroller and vice president of Brunswick Laundry in Jersey City starting in 1937. He entered the United States Army as a private in 1942, served in the Italian Campaign with the Ninety-second Buffalo Division in 1944 and 1945, was a captain, Military Government Division in Austria, in 1945 and 1946, served with Tenth Corps in Korea in 1950, was discharged to Infantry Reserve as a major in 1950 and promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1956.

Sieminski was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving in office from January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959, and was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1958.

After leaving Congress, he was administrative vice president of the Hun School, engaged in administrative education and project development, and worked at the Medical and General Reference Library of the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C. from 1962-1973.

Sieminski was a resident of Vienna, Virginia, until his death on December 13, 1990, at the age of 79 due to a heart attack.[2]


  1. ^ Hondon B. Hargrove. Buffalo Soldiers in Italy: Black Americans in World War II. 
  2. ^ "Alfred Sieminski, 79, 4-Term Representative". New York Times. December 16, 1990. Retrieved 2010-03-29. Alfred Dennis Sieminski, a former Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Hudson County, N.J., collapsed and died, apparently of a heart attack, while attending a Christmas party in McLean, Va., on Thursday, a family spokesman said. He was 79 years old and lived in Vienna, Va. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mary Teresa Norton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 13th congressional district

January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959
Succeeded by
Cornelius Edward Gallagher