Lipinski, William Oliver

US Congressman, Democratic Party
(1937 - )

(father of Daniel Lipinski), a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 22, 1937; graduated from St. Patrick High School, Chicago, Ill., 1956; attended Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1956-1957; United States Army Reserves, 1961-1967; elected alderman, Chicago, Ill., city council, 1975-1982; delegate, Democratic National Midterm Convention, 1974; Democratic National Convention, 1976 and 1984; Illinois state Democratic convention, 1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2005); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2004.

From: Congressional Data Base (2007)

William O. Lipinski


Born Dec. 22, 1937, Chicago (IL); son of Oliver and Madeline (Collins); married Rose Marie (Lapinski); children: Laura, Daniel.

Education: Loras College, Dubuque (IA), 1957-58.

Career: Parks & Recreation Department, 1958-75, alderman, City Council, 1975-83, 23rd Ward Committeeman, 1975 -, Chicago; congressman, Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, Public Works and Transportation Committee, U.S. Congress, 1982 -.

Member of: delegate, Democratic National Midterm Convention, 1974, and Democratic National Conventions, 1986, 1984, 1988; president, Greater Midway Economy and Community Development Committee; Chicago Historical Society; Chicago Art Institute; president's council member, Xavier College; Polish National Alliance (P.N.A.); Kiwanis Club.

Honors: awards, Garfield Ridge Hebrew Congregation (2 times), 1975-77, 3rd Ward Businessmen and Merchants, 1977, Archer Heights Civic Association, 1979; Man of the Year, Chicago Park District, 1983; Installing Officer award, Vittum Park Civic Association; Nathan Hale Grand award, South West Liberty Society; Illinois State Minuteman award, 1991; listed in Who's Who in America.

Served with: United States Army Reserve (USAR), 1961-67.

Affiliation: Democrat. Roman Catholic.

Language: English.

Office: United States House of Representatives, 1501 Longworth House Building, Washington, DC 20515.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996