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SABATH, Adolph Joachim, a Representative from Illinois; born in Zabori, Czechoslovakia,
April 4, 1866; attended the schools of his native town; immigrated to the
United States in 1881 and settled in Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from the
Chicago College of Law in 1891; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced
practice in Chicago, Ill.; ward committeeman and district leader in Chicago
1892-1944; appointed justice of the peace for the city of Chicago in 1895;
police magistrate 1897-1906; member of the central and executive committees of
the Democratic Party from 1909 to 1920; delegate to all the Democratic State
conventions 1890-1952; delegate to all Democratic National Conventions
1896-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the twenty-three
succeeding Congresses, but died before the convening of the Eighty-third
Congress; served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Bethesda, Md., November
6, 1952; chairman, Committee on Alcohol Liquor Traffic (Sixty-third through
Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Rules (Seventy-sixth through
Seventy-ninth and Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); interment in
Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
BibliographyBoxerman, Burton A. Adolph Joachim Sabath in Congress: The
Early Years, 1907-1932.
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 66 (Autumn
1973): 327-40; Boxerman, Burton A. Adolph Joachim Sabath in Congress: The
Roosevelt and Truman Years.
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 66 (Winter