Rudolph Gabriel Tenerowicz – Captain, United States Army Member of Congress

Representative from Michigan; born in Budapest, June 14, 1890; immigrated to the United States in 1892 with his parents, who settled in Adrian, Pennsylvania; attended the parochial schools in that city, St. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Michigan, St. Bonaventure’s College, Allegany, New York, and St. Ignatius College, Chicago, Illinois; was graduated in medicine from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, in 1912; practiced medicine in Chicago, Illinois, 912-1923; during the First World War served from September 10, 1917; as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Army until his discharge on December 26, 1918; Captain in the Medical Reserve Corps 1919-1934; postgraduate course in surgery at Illinois Post Graduate School at Chicago, Illinois, moved to Hamtramck, Wayne County, Michigan, in 1923 and continued the practice of medicine; mayor of Hamtramck 1928-1932 and 1936-1938; member of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors for seven years; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942 and for election as a Republican in 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1954; resumed practice in Hamtramck, Michigan; died in Hamtramck, Mich., August 31, 1963; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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