John Plewa

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John R. Plewa
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 7th district
In office
January 1985 – November 1995
Preceded by Jerry Kleczka
Succeeded by Richard Grobschmidt
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 20th district
In office
January 1973 – November 1984
Succeeded by Tim Carpenter
Personal details
Born September 22, 1945
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died September 13, 1995
Political party Democratic

John R. Plewa (September 22, 1945–September 13, 1995) was a steelworker and a Democratic politician from Wisconsin.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Plewa graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. In 1970, he was a candidate in a four-way primary which unseated incumbent state Senator Leland McParland, losing to Kurt Frank. In 1972, Plewa was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly serving until 1984, when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in a special election after incumbent Jerry Kleczka was elected to the Congressional seat long held by Clement Zablocki.[1][2]

He was a member of the Cudahy Jaycees, and the United Steelworkers Union.[3] The Lake Parkway of Wisconsin Highway 794 was named in memory of Senator Plewa.[4]