John M. Zwach
John M. Zwach, Sr.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Minnesota's 6th district
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
|Preceded by||Alec G. Olson|
|Succeeded by||Richard Nolan|
|3rd Minnesota Senate Majority Leader|
January 1959 – January 1967
|Preceded by||Archie H. Miller|
|Succeeded by||Stanley W. Holmquist|
|Minnesota State Senator|
|Minnesota State Representative|
|Born||February 8, 1907|
|Died||November 11, 1990 (aged 83)|
Nonpartisan, Conservative Caucus
|Children||Marie, Ann, Barbara, John Jr. and Dennis|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Zwach was born in Gales Township, Redwood County, Minnesota, the son of Austrian immigrants. He attended the public schools and graduated from Milroy High School in 1926. He then received a teaching certificate from Mankato State College (now Minnesota State University, Mankato) in 1927 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1933. He worked as a school teacher and superintendent for fourteen years and was also an active farmer.
Zwach served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1934 to 1946. He was a member of the Minnesota Senate from 1946 to 1966 and was the majority leader from 1959 to 1966, leading the Conservative Caucus in the nonpartisan body. He was also a member of the Interim Agriculture Commission, 1955–1957.
He was a resident of Lucan, Minnesota until his death on November 11, 1990. He was buried at St. Michael's Cemetery. His daughter, Barbara Sykora, served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007.
- United States Congress. "John M. Zwach (id: Z000016)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Alec G. Olson
| U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th congressional district
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