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ZABLOCKI, Clement John (1912-1983)

ZABLOCKI, CLEMENT JOHN, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., November 18, 1912; attended parochial school and Marquette University High School; Ph.B., Marquette University, 1936; taught high school in Milwaukee in 1938 and 1939; organist and choir director 1932-1948; member of the State senate 1942-1948; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1948; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of city controller of Milwaukee in 1948; United States delegate to the fourteenth session of the United States General Assembly in 1959; lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Forces Reserve; in 1957 was unsuccessful for the senatorial nomination to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death December 3, 1983, in Washington, D.C.; chairman, Committee on International Relations (Ninety-fifth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Ninety-sixth through Ninety-eighth Congresses); interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.

Marquette University
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Milwaukee, WI
Papers: 1936-1986, 40.2 feet.
The papers of Clement John Zablocki document his political career. The papers contain constituent correspondence, newsletters, press releases, and speech files, as well as records relating to politics and elections, legislative activities, and service on committees, particularly Foreign Affairs (later International Relations). Photographs and audio, film, and video recordings of the Congressman are also contained in the holdings. A finding aid is available in the repository.


John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1965, 50 pages.
Interview with Clement Zablocki.


Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: 1969, 36 pages.
Interview with Clement Zablocki.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Archives, Golda Meir Library
Milwaukee, WI
Papers: In the WUWM (Radio station: Milwaukee, Wis.) Records, 1951-1983, 8.2 cubic feet.
Other authors include Clement Zablocki.


University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: In the Carl Bert Albert Congressional Papers, ca. 1910-1976, 1000 cubic feet.
Other authors include Clement John Zablocki.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In the Democratic Party (Wis.) Records, 1944-1987, 17 cubic feet.
Subjects include Clement Zablocki.






  • Leahy, Stephen M. The Life of Milwaukee's Most Popular Politician, Clement J. Zablocki: Milwaukee Politics and Congressional Foreign Policy. Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press, 2002.
  • Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with tributes presented in eulogy of Clement J. Zablocki, late a Representative from Wisconsin, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1984.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Clement J. Zablocki, Democratic Representative from Wisconsin. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.
  • Zablocki, Clement John. Report of the special study mission to Poland, pursuant to H. Res. 60, a resolution authorizing the Committee on Foreign Affairs to conduct thorough studies and investigations of all matters coming within the jurisdiction of such committee. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961.
  • ___. Report on Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Italy by Hon. Clement J. Zablocki, Wisconsin ... pursuant to H. Res. 84, Eighty-ninth Congress, a resolution authorizing the Committee on Foreign Affairs to conduct thorough studies and investigations of all matters coming within the jurisdiction of such Committee, June 1965. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1965.
  • ___. Report on Vietnam, by Clement J. Zablocki, Wisconsin, of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1966.
  • ___. Reports of the special study mission to Latin America on: I. Military assistance training. II. Developmental television. Comprising Clement J. Zablocki, James G. Fulton [and] Paul Findley, of the Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Developments, Committee on Foreign Affairs. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1970.
  • ___. Special study mission to Poland; report. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961.