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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1941-1942 Democrat
1943-1944 Democrat
1945-1946 Democrat
1949-1950 Democrat
1951-1952 Democrat
1953-1954 Democrat
1955-1956 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


04/06/1892 - 06/17/1971

KOLANKIEWICZ, Leon J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, April 6, 1892 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Drexel Institute; O.D., Pennsylvania State College of Optometry; served, Machine Gun Company, 315th Infantry, United States Army (1917-1919, World War I; Purple Heart recipient); optometrist; appointed, president, Philadelphia Chapter of American Relief for Poland (1929-1964); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1941 and served 2 more consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, vice-chair, Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission (1941-1944); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1946); reelected to the House for the 1949 term and served 3 more consecutive terms thereafter; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1956); elected, council, city of Philadelphia (1956-1967); died, June 17, 1971 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Archival Collections

Papers of Leon J. Kolankiewicz (1892-1971).  The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.