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John Anton Blatnik
Birth: Aug. 11, 1911
Chisholm
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1991
Forest Heights
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from State Teachers College, in 1935, taught chemistry at Chisholm High School (1937-39) and was assistant county superintendent of schools of St. Louis County, (1939-41). He was a member of the Minnesota State Senate, (1940-44) and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, being awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal, during World War II. After the war, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress and reelected to the next thirteen succeeding Congresses, serving (1947-74). Declining not to be a candidate for reelection, he was an environmental and economic development consultant until death at age 80. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Blatnik (1888 - 1960)
  Margaret Kochevar Blatnik (1889 - 1964)
 
 Sibling:
  John Anton Blatnik (1911 - 1991)
  Frank P Blatnik (1914 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Chisholm
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: (Northeast Region) Block H-1 Lot 125
 
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Record added: Nov 13, 2002
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- Marybeth Novak Lindgren
 Added: Apr. 14, 2015

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 Added: Aug. 11, 2011
Many memories and conversations of you when we worked in Minnesota DFL politics.
- Arthur F. Meincke
 Added: Jun. 17, 2011
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