Ben Adamowski

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Benjamin S. Adamowski (November 20, 1906-March 1982) was a politician in Chicago, Illinois.

Early life[edit]

His father, Max Adamowski, was an alderman in Chicago, as well as a real estate agent in Logan Square, and tavern owner . He graduated from DePaul University Law School in 1928.


He served in the Illinois State Legislature, representing the 25th District from 1931-1941.[1] He later served from 1957 to 1960 as State's Attorney of Cook County. [2] He was a Democrat until 1955, when he was defeated by Richard J. Daley in the Democratic primary for mayor. In later campaigns for State's Attorney and a second bid for mayor against Daley in 1963 he ran as a Republican.[3]