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John B. Sosnowski

John Bartholomew Sosnowski (December 8, 1883 – July 16, 1968) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Sosnowski was born in a Polish family in Detroit, Michigan and attended the parochial and Army schools. During the Spanish-American War he enlisted as a private in the Seventh Regiment, United States Cavalry, and served in Cuba and the Philippines. After the close of the war, he continued in the service and was on detached duty at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He was honorably discharged on December 26, 1906, and returned to Detroit where he engaged in the real estate and brokerage business.

Sosnowski rose to the rank of captain and adjutant in the Thirty-first Regiment, Infantry, Michigan Army National Guard, from 1909 to 1916, with service on the Mexican border in 1916. He was a member and chairman of the board of water commissioners of the city of Detroit from 1918 to 1924.

Sosnowski was elected as a Republican from Michigan's first congressional district to the Sixty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4, 1925 to March 3, 1927. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1926, when his 1924 Democratic rival, Robert H. Clancy, switched parties to become a Republican and defeated Sosnowski in the primary. Sosnowski again ran for the first district and lost in 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1942, 1944, and 1946. In 1952, he ran the seat from Michigan's 16th congressional district and lost in the Republican primary.

He resumed the real estate and brokerage business in Detroit and was chosen as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1932, [[1936 Republican

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