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Leonard William Schuetz (November 16, 1887 – February 13, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Leonard W. Schuetz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – February 13, 1944
Preceded byM. Alfred Michaelson
Succeeded byWilliam W. Link
Personal details
Born(1887-11-16)November 16, 1887
Posen, Germany
DiedFebruary 13, 1944(1944-02-13) (aged 56)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic

Schuetz was born in Posen, Germany (later Poland), November 16, 1887. In 1888 he immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the public schools, Lane Technical High School, and Bryant and Stratton Business College, Chicago, Illinois. He engaged as a stenographer and secretary until 1906, when he became associated with Swift &amp. Co. in an executive capacity. Organized the Schuetz Construction Co. in 1923 and served as its president and treasurer.

Schuetz was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 13, 1944. He was interred in St. Adabert's Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Leonard W. Schuetz (id: S000144)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
M. Alfred Michaelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1931 - February 13, 1944
Succeeded by
William W. Link