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Alfred Dennis Sieminski

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.

Alfred Dennis Sieminski
Alfred D. Sieminski (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From 1957's Pocket Congressional Directory of the Eighty-Fifth Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byMary Teresa Norton
Succeeded byCornelius Gallagher
Personal details
Born(1911-08-23)August 23, 1911
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 1990(1990-12-13) (aged 79)
Vienna, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic


Sieminski was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 23, 1911. He attended 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 92nd Infantry 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 the 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, to 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". The 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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