John J. Babka

John Joseph Babka ( born March 16, 1884 in Cleveland, Ohio, † March 22, 1937 ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1919 to 1921 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 21th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Babka was born in Cleveland, where he attended the public schools. In 1908, he completed his law degree at Cleveland State University. In the same year he received his license to practice law and began his career in Cleveland. 1911 and 1912 he was an advisor to the Attorney General of Ohio. Subsequently he was assistant for seven years prosecutor in Cuyahoga County.

In the 1918 congressional elections Babka was chosen as representative of the 21st District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he represented the district for a legislative period and divorced again in 1921 out of the Congress. He then went back to his work as a lawyer after. Babka was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention 1920 in San Francisco and in Chicago in 1932.

In 1937, he died in his native city and was interred in the Calvary Cemetery.