March 26 – Happy Birthday Mary Anne Krupsak

MaryAnnKrupsak_HeadMary Anne Krupsak was the smart-as-a-whip granddaughter of Mike Wytrwal, the Polish-born coal miner, who had migrated from Scranton, PA to Amsterdam’s Reid Hill in the early 1900’s. He became one of this town’s most successful entrepreneurs and one of the most influential democratic bosses in the history of the Rug City. Mary Anne’s parents ran the pharmacy Wytrwal had opened in 1910 and she spent her childhood years attending St Stan’s school and watching her grandfather help Reid Hill’s Polish residents get jobs, loans, or whatever else they might need to help their families overcome problems and hardships.

She went on to get her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, her masters from Boston University and a law degree from the University of Chicago. She then went to work as an assistant in New York Governor …

You can read the rest of my story about this Amsterdam native in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

One thought on “March 26 – Happy Birthday Mary Anne Krupsak

  1. She broke through the old boys network well before the days of ” Womans Liberation”. I really wish she stuck with her desire to pursue her political ambitions. Probably got disgusted with it. She could have been the Hillary Clinton of her time

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