LUECKE, John Frederick, (1889 - 1952)


LUECKE, John Frederick, a Representative from Michigan; born in Escanaba, Delta County, Mich., July 4, 1889; attended the public elementary schools; employed as a commercial and railroad telegrapher and station agent; served as a private in Company A, Signal Corps, United States Army, with the Punitive Expeditionary Force in Mexico in 1916 and 1917; during the First World War served as a sergeant first class, in Company B, Second Field Signal Battalion, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919; commissioned a second lieutenant, Reserve Corps, while in Germany; engaged as a mill worker in a paper mill in Escanaba, Mich., 1923-1936; member of the Escanaba City Council 1934-1936; county supervisor of Delta County, Mich., 1934-1936; served in the State senate in 1935 and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; in 1939 was appointed commissioner of conciliation for the United States Department of Labor for upper Michigan and northern Wisconsin; died in Escanaba, Mich., March 21, 1952; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.