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Clement J. Zablocki
Clement Zablocki
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Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

January 3, 1977 - December 3, 1983
Thomas E. Morgan
Dante Fascell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th district

January 3, 1949 - December 3, 1983
John C. Brophy
Jerry Kleczka
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 3rd district

January 1, 1943 - January 1, 1949
Arthur L. Zimny
Casimir Kendziorski
Personal details
Born
Clement John Zablocki

(1912-11-18)November 18, 1912
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedDecember 3, 1983(1983-12-03) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeSt. Adalbert's Cemetery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
  • Blanche M. Janic
  • (died 1977)
Children
  • Joseph Paul Zablocki
  • (b. 1953; died 1991)
Alma materMarquette University

Clement John Zablocki (November 18, 1912 – December 3, 1983) was an American politician who served nearly 35 years in the United States House of Representatives, representing Wisconsin's 4th congressional district.[1]

A liberal Democrat, he built his reputation in foreign policy, taking strong anti-Communist positions and supporting the Vietnam War. He rose to become Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the last six years of his career.[2]

Career

Zablocki was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from Milwaukee's Marquette University. Zablocki was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1942, at age 30, representing the 3rd senatorial district. He served one full four-year term and was re-elected in 1946.

Tenure in Congress

In 1948, he challenged incumbent Republican congressman John C. Brophy, who had been narrowly elected in a three-way race in 1946. Zablocki faced no opposition in the Democratic primary, and defeated Brophy in the general election, carrying 55% of the vote.[3] He was sworn in as the representative of Wisconsin's 4th congressional district for the 81st United States Congress and was subsequently reelected 17 times, serving from January 3, 1949, until his death from a heart attack on December 3, 1983.[4] Zablocki was the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 1977 until his death in 1983. He served during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, a period that included several significant international events, including the Iran hostage crisis. Zablocki introduced the Taiwan Relations Act on February 28, 1979.

Zablocki's official portrait in the 90th Congress, 1967.

Zablocki was a co-author of the Case-Zablocki Act of 1972 which required that executive agreements by the president be reported to Congress in 60 days. He in 1970-72 helped design an early version of the War Powers Act, which put presidential war-making power under congressional control. He was instrumental in House passage of the final version in late 1973 over President Nixon's veto.[5]

Personal life

Zablocki was buried at St. Adalbert's Cemetery in Milwaukee. [6] Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 5000 West National Avenue in Milwaukee is named for him,[7] as is the Zablocki Library and the Clement J. Zablocki Elementary School in Milwaukee.

Electoral history

Wisconsin Senate (1942, 1946)

Wisconsin Senate, 3rd District Election, 1942[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Primary, September 1942
Democratic Clement J. Zablocki 3,015 55.89%
Democratic Maruszewski 2,608 39.49%
Plurality 407 16.40%
Total votes 5,623 100.0%
General Election, November 3, 1942
Democratic Clement J. Zablocki 10,253 48.81% +11.38%
Progressive Alfred J. Melms 6,299 29.99% -5.75%
Republican Harry E. Chelminiak 3,810 18.14% -8.70%
Socialist Edward Schultheis 644 3.07%
Plurality 3,954 18.82% +17.13%
Total votes 21,006 100.0% -7.41%
Democratic hold
Wisconsin Senate, 3rd District Election, 1946[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Primary, August 13, 1946
Democratic Clement J. Zablocki 4,271 67.63% +14.01%
Democratic Martin B. Franzkowiak 2,044 32.37%
Plurality 2,227 35.27% +28.03%
Total votes 6,315 100.0% +12.31%
General Election, November 5, 1946
Democratic Clement J. Zablocki (incumbent) 17,414 66.81% +18.00%
Republican Joseph F. Lindner 7,736 29.68% +11.54%
Socialist Edward Schultheis 916 3.51% +0.45%
Plurality 9,678 37.13% +18.31%
Total votes 26,066 100.0% +24.09%
Democratic hold

U.S. House of Representatives (1948–1982)

Year Election Date Elected Defeated Total Plurality
1948[3] General Democratic 89,391 55.89% Rep. 63,161 39.49% 159,929 26,230
Prog. 5,051 3.16%
Soc. 2,326 1.45%
1950[10] Primary Democratic 27,717 72.16% Dem. 10,692 27.84% 38,409 17,025
General Democratic 83,564 60.88% Rep. 53,702 39.12% 137,266 29,862
1952[11] Primary Democratic 43,710 77.84% Dem. 12,445 22.16% 56,155 31,265
General Democratic 131,098 64.27% Rep. 72,869 35.73% 203,967 58,229
1954[12] General Democratic 100,120 71.09% Rep. 40,723 28.91% 140,843 59,397
1956[13] General Democratic 128,213 65.66% Rep. 67,063 34.34% 195,276 61,150
1958[14] Primary Democratic 36,857 85.38% Dem. 6,311 14.62% 43,168 30,546
General Democratic 112,226 74.13% Rep. 39,167 25.87% 151,393 73,059
1960[15] Primary Democratic 47,718 88.00% Dem. 6,505 12.00% 54,223 41,213
General Democratic 155,789 71.71% Rep. 61,468 28.29% 217,257 94,321
1962[16] Primary Democratic 41,408 87.91% Dem. 5,694 12.09% 47,102 35,714
General Democratic 117,029 72.51% Rep. 44,368 27.49% 161,397 72,661
1964[17] Primary Democratic 48,887 89.28% Dem. 5,870 10.72% 54,757 43,017
General Democratic 125,683 74.17% Rep. 43,773 25.83% 169,456 81,910
1966[18] Primary Democratic 37,588 90.10% Dem. 4,129 9.90% 41,717 33,459
General Democratic 77,690 74.31% Rep. 26,863 25.69% 104,553 50,827
1968[19] Primary Democratic 32,121 86.04% Dem. 5,212 13.96% 37,333 26,909
General Democratic 118,203 72.62% Rep. 44,558 27.38% 162,761 73,645
1970[20] Primary Democratic 32,201 85.35% Dem. 5,529 14.65% 37,730 26,672
General Democratic 102,464 80.35% Rep. 23,081 18.10% 127,530 79,383
Amer. 1,985 1.56%
1972[21] Primary Democratic 32,087 75.78% Dem. 4,337 10.24% 42,340 27,750
Dem. 3,890 9.19%
Dem. 2,026 4.79%
General Democratic 149,078 75.66% Rep. 45,008 22.84% 197,032 104,070
Amer. 2,946 1.50%
1974[22] General Democratic 84,768 72.46% Rep. 27,818 23.78% 116,990 56,950
Amer. 4,404 3.76%
1976[23] Primary Democratic 29,540 83.50% Dem. 5,838 16.50% 35,378 23,702
General Democratic 172,166 100.0% 172,166 N/A
1978[24] General Democratic 101,575 66.09% Rep. 52,125 33.91% 153,700 49,450
1980[25] Primary Democratic 29,411 89.40% Dem. 3,489 10.60% 32,900 25,922
General Democratic 146,437 70.02% Rep. 61,027 29.18% 209,134 85,410
Ind. 1,670 0.80%
1982[26] Primary Democratic 56,047 60.82% Dem. 36,102 39.18% 92,149 19,945
General Democratic 129,557 94.58% Lib. 4,064 2.97% 136,988 125,493
Ind. 2,421 1.77%
Cons. 946 0.69%


Further reading

  • Michael Barone et al. The Almanac of American Politics: 1976 (1975) pp 930-32

See also

References

  1. ^ "Zablocki, Clement J. 1912". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Schoenebaum, Eleanor W., ed. (1979). Profiles of an Era, the Nixon/Ford Years. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. p. 688. ISBN 9780156746625.
  3. ^ a b Ohm, Howard F.; Kuehn, Hazel L., eds. (1950). "Parties and elections". The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1950 (Report). State of Wisconsin. pp. 652, 754. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Roberts, Steven V. (December 4, 1983). "Clement J. Zablocki of Foreign Affairs Panel Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Eleanor W Schoenebaum, ed., Political Profiles: The Nixon/Ford Years (1979) p 688
  6. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6855233/clement-john-zablocki
  7. ^ "VA government web site". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03. Retrieved .
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  10. ^ Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L., eds. (1952). "Parties and elections". The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1952 (Report). State of Wisconsin. pp. 675, 745. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L., eds. (1954). "Parties and elections". The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1954 (Report). State of Wisconsin. pp. 657, 745. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L., eds. (1956). "Parties and elections". The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1956 (Report). State of Wisconsin. p. 747. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L., eds. (1958). "Parties and elections". The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958 (Report). State of Wisconsin. p. 774. Retrieved 2020.
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  26. ^ Theobald, H. Rupert; Robbins, Patricia V., eds. (1983). "Elections in Wisconsin". The state of Wisconsin 1983-1984 Blue Book (Report). State of Wisconsin. pp. 882, 904. Retrieved 2020.

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Wisconsin State Senate
Preceded by
Arthur L. Zimny
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
January 1, 1943 – January 1, 1949
Succeeded by
Casimir Kendziorski
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Brophy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1949 – December 3, 1983
Succeeded by
Jerry Kleczka
Preceded by
Thomas E. Morgan
Pennsylvania
Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee
January 3, 1977 – December 3, 1983
Succeeded by
Dante Fascell
Florida

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