John J. Babka
John J. Babka
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 21st district
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
|Preceded by||Robert Crosser|
|Succeeded by||Harry C. Gahn|
John Joseph Babka
March 16, 1884
|Died||March 22, 1937 (aged 53)|
|Resting place||Calvary Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary H. Kubu|
|Alma mater||Cleveland-Marshall College of Law|
Life and careerEdit
Born to Czech immigrants in Cleveland, Ohio, Babka attended the public schools. He was graduated from the Cleveland Law School in 1908. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as special counsel to the attorney general of Ohio in 1911 and 1912. He served as assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County 1912-1919.
Babka was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress. He resumed the practice of law and served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1932. At the time of his death, Babka was acting as liquidating attorney for the division of savings and loan associations of the department of commerce of Ohio. Babka died at Cleveland, Ohio, March 22, 1937 and was interred in Calvary Cemetery.
Babka married Mary H. Kubu on January 8, 1908.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to John J. Babka.|
- Neff, William B, ed. (1921). Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio History and Biography. Cleveland: The Historical Publishing Company. p. 273.
- United States Congress. "John J. Babka (id: B000007)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 21st congressional district
Harry C. Gahn