Thaddeus Buczko

Judge, lawyer

Born Feb. 23, 1926, Salem (MA), U.S.; son of Ignacy and Veronica (Brzozowska).

Education: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Norwich University, Northfield (VT), 1947; Juris Doctor (J.D.), Boston University (MA), 1951; various military courses and seminars, i.a.: Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville (VA), 1963, Yale University, New Haven (CT), 1967, Wheaton College, Norton (MA), 1970-71, Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth (KS), 1972; certificate trial and defense counsel.

Career: attorney, H. A. Simon, 1951-54, own office, 1954-81, Salem; councilor, City of Salem, 1956-60; state representative, Massachusetts Legislature, 1959-64; postmaster, Salem, 1964; auditor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1964-81; 1st justice, Essex Probate and Family Court, Salem, 1981 -.

Member of, i.a.: American Bar Association (ABA); Massachusetts Bar Association; Boston Bar Association; Salem Bar Association; Essex County Bar Association; National Association of Internal Auditors; Association of the U.S. Army (past president, Massachusetts Bay chapter); American Accounting Association; Civil Affairs Association of the U.S.; Polish Legion of American Veterans (past commander).

Honors, i.a.: Meritorious Service Medal, 1975, Legion of Merit, 1979, U.S. Army; honorary member, Center for the Development of Hispanic Culture, 1979.

Served with: United States Navy (USN), World War II; U.S. Army, Korean War, unit tank commander; United States Army Reserve (USAR), colonel, 1949-79.

Languages: English, Polish, Russian, French, Spanish.

Hobbies: swimming, languages, military.

Home: 47 Butler St., Salem, MA 01970.

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