Former US Rep. Jerry Kleczka Of Wisconsin Dies At 73

Former US Rep. Jerry Kleczka of Wisconsin dies at 73

Former U.S. Rep. Jerry Kleczka, a liberal Democrat who represented a Wisconsin district that included his hometown of Milwaukee for 20 years, has died. He was 73.Kleczka died Sunday in the Madison area of natural causes, according to his nephew, Jeff Kleczka.A factory worker’s son, Kleczka represented Wisconsin’s 4th District from 1984 to 2005, winning 10 consecutive races. He retired from Congress and was succeeded by Democrat Gwen Moore.Before winning a special election to the U.S. House in 1984 to fill the seat left vacant by the heart attack death of Democrat Clement Zablocki, Kleczka served in the Wisconsin Assembly and …

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