B. J. Monkiewicz

Boleslaw Joseph "B. J. " Monkiewicz ( born August 8, 1898 in Syracuse, New York, † July 2, 1971 in New Britain, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1941, and again from 1943 to 1945, he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1899 Monkiewicz came with his parents from New York to New Britain in Connecticut. There he attended the public schools, including the New Britain High School, where he graduated in 1917. Between October and December 1918 at the end of the First World War, he served briefly in the U.S. Navy. He then completed until 1921 a law degree from Fordham University in New York City. But he was only approved in 1933 as a lawyer and then practiced in the states of New York and Connecticut. In addition Monkiewicz went into the banking industry. In 1932 and 1933 he was an administrative assistant at the police and city court of New Britain. Between 1937 and 1939 he worked as a prosecutor.

Politically Monkiewicz member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1938, which were held all across the state for the sixth deputy seat of Connecticut, he was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat William M. Citron on January 3, 1939. Since he was defeated in the elections of 1940, Lucien J. Maciora, he could prefer to take only one term in Congress until January 3, 1941. Two years later he was able to win in the elections of 1942, its mandate of Maciora. So that he could spend between January 1943 and January 3, 1945 3 another term in Congress, which was shaped by the events of World War II.

In the 1944 elections as J. Monkiewicz lost to Joseph F. Ryter. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. He was also Commissioner of the State of Connecticut on unemployment benefits. Between 1947 and 1953 he was a member of the Federal Parole Board in Washington and from 1961 to 1968 he was district judge in Connecticut. He died on July 2, 1971 in New Britain and was also buried there.