BABKA, John Joseph, (1884 - 1937)


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BABKA, John Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 16, 1884; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Cleveland Law School in 1908; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; special counsel to the attorney general of Ohio in 1911 and 1912; assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County 1912-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1932; at the time of his death was acting as liquidating attorney for the division of savings and loan associations of the department of commerce of Ohio; died at Cleveland, Ohio, March 22, 1937; interment in Calvary Cemetery.