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Chester Charles Gorski (June 22, 1906 – April 25, 1975)[1] was an American congressman who represented the state of New York.

Chester C. Gorski
Chester C. Gorski, New York Congressman.jpg
Gorski as a U.S. Congressman in 1949
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 44th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byJohn C. Butler
Succeeded byJohn C. Butler
Personal details
Chester Charles Gorski

(1906-06-22)June 22, 1906
Buffalo, New York
DiedApril 25, 1975(1975-04-25) (aged 68)
Buffalo, New York
Political partyDemocratic

Life and careerEdit

Gorski was born June 22, 1906 in Buffalo, New York, to a Polish immigrant family. He attended Saints Peter and Paul Parochial School and Technical High School. After his high school graduation, Gorski was employed as a foreman in Buffalo's Streets Department, and also owned a restaurant.

He was a member of the Erie County Board of Supervisors from 1941 to 1945, and was minority leader beginning in 1942. He served on the Buffalo Common Council from 1946 to 1948.

In 1948 Gorski was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat. He served one term, January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1951, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950.

After leaving Congress Gorski was employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1951 to 1952. He served on the Buffalo Common Council again from 1954 to 1956. From 1956 to 1959 he was a member of the New York State Building Code Commission.

In 1960 Gorski returned to the Buffalo Common Council as its president, and he served until resigning in 1974 because of ill health.

He died in Buffalo on April 25, 1975. He was buried at Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.


Memorial located at Erie Basin Marina near Observation Tower in Buffalo. "Chester C. Gorski, Statesman, Community Leader, Humanitarian. Born June 22, 1906. Died April 25, 1975. President of the Common Council, 1959 to 1973, member of the United States Congress, Erie County Board of Supervisors, Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader, Four Decades of Devoted Public Service."
Closeup of Gorski memorial located at Erie Basin Marina near Observation Tower, Buffalo, New York.

He was the father of former Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski and New York State Supreme Court Justice Jerome Gorski.


  1. ^ "Helen T. Gorski, 93, wife, mother of public servants - Aug. 10, 1914 -- March 19, 2008". Buffalo News. 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2009-09-09.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Cornelius Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 44th congressional district

January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Succeeded by
John Cornelius Butler