Thaddeus J. Dulski

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Thaddeus Dulski, Congressman from New York

Thaddeus Joseph Dulski (September 27, 1915 – October 11, 1988) was an American congressman who represented the state of New York.

Biography[edit]

Dulski was born in Buffalo, New York, USA on September 27, 1915. He graduated from Buffalo's Technical High School, and studied at Canisius College and the University at Buffalo. He worked as a tax consultant and accountant, and served in the United States Navy during World War II.

From 1940 to 1947 he worked for the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Office of Price Stabilization. He was elected to the Buffalo City Council representing the Walden District for two terms starting in 1953, and was elected councilman at large in 1957.

He served in the House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1959 until he resigned on December 31, 1974. During his House tenure, he served as a member of the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, of which he was chairman from 1967 until his resignation from Congress. His Congressional career included helping craft legislation to change the federal Post Office Department into the U.S. Postal Service.

After leaving Congress, Dulski was a special assistant to Governor Hugh Carey, with whom he had served in the U.S. House.

He retired in 1983 and died of leukemia in Buffalo on October 11, 1988. He funeral took place at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Buffalo, and he was buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.

Family[edit]

Dulski was married to Elizabeth "Betty" (Wozniak) Dulski (1915-2001). They were the parents of five children: Suzanne; Christine; Diane; Anthony; and Leon.

Legacy[edit]

The Thaddeus J. Dulski Building was a federal office building in Buffalo. It was vacated by the government in 2005, and later redeveloped as The Avant.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edmund P. Radwan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 41st congressional district

1959–1973
Succeeded by
District 41 eliminated after the 1970 Census
Preceded by
Barber B. Conable, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

1973–1974
Succeeded by
Henry J. Nowak