ZWACH, John Matthew, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Gales Township, Redwood
County, Minn., February 8, 1907; attended the public schools and graduated from
Milroy High School in 1926; received teaching certificate from Mankato State
College in 1927; graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1933; served in
Minnesota house of representatives, 1934-1946; Minnesota senate, 1946-1966,
majority leader, 1959-1966; Interim Agriculture Commission, 1955-1957; school
teacher and superintendent for fourteen years; active farmer since 1940;
elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974
to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Lucan, Minn., until his death
on November 11, 1990; interment at St. Michaels Cemetery.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: John M. Zwach, Republican Representative
from Minnesota. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,