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Adolph J. Sabath

(1866 - 1952), b. Záboří, Bohemia – An American politician, who served as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chicago, Illinois, from 1907 until his death. As a leading Democrat he chaired the powerful Rules Committee after 1937. He was the Dean (longest-serving member) of the House and he served as Dean for almost 19 years, the longest time any person has served as Dean in the history of the Republic.