Stefan Łodzieski

Born in 1882, he came to the U.S.A. in 1902 and settled in Lakewood, Ohio, where he established a bakery, which eventually became a chain known as Lakewood Bakery. After the First World War he supported the Polish Welfare Association helping new immigrants. He was one of the founders of the National Committee of Americans of Polish Descent (KNAPP) and one of its directors, becoming its Vice President (1946-1951). In 1943 he was one of the co-founders of the Pilsudski Institute and became a lifetime member in that year, and a generous benefactor until he died in 1951.

Ministerstwo Kultury
Biblioteka Narodowa
Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych
Konsulat RP w NY
Fundacja na rzecz Dziedzictwa Narodowego
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs