T. Millet Hand

Thomas Millet Hand (July 7, 1902 in Cape May, New Jersey – December 26, 1956 in Cold Spring, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1945 to 1956.

Thomas Millet Hand
T. Millet Hand (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1957's Thomas Millet Hand, Late a Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1945 – December 26, 1956
Preceded byElmer H. Wene
Succeeded byMilton W. Glenn
Personal details
BornJuly 7, 1902
Cape May, New Jersey
DiedDecember 26, 1956(1956-12-26) (aged 54)
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican

Early life and educationEdit

Hand was born in Cape May, New Jersey on July 7, 1902, and attended the local public schools. He graduated in 1922 from the Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1924 and commenced practice in Cape May.

Political and business careerEdit

He was clerk of the Cape May County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1924 to 1928, and the prosecutor of the pleas of Cape May County from 1928 to 1933. Hand served as the Mayor of Cape May from 1937 to 1944, and was the publisher of the Cape May Star and Wave from 1940 until his death. He was also a partner in the Mecray-Hand Co., a real estate and insurance business.[1]


Hand was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses and had been reelected on November 6, 1956, to the Eighty-fifth Congress. He served in the House from January 3, 1945, until his death.


Hand died of a heart attack at his home in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township, New Jersey on December 26, 1956.[1][2]

His remains were cremated at Ewing Cemetery in Trenton, New Jersey and interred in Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery in Cold Spring, New Jersey.[1]

See alsoEdit


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.


  1. ^ a b c Thomas Millet Hand, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Staff. "T. MILLET HAND, 54, LEGISLATOR, DEAD; U.S. Representative From Second Jersey District-- Once Cape May Mayor", The New York Times, December 27, 1956. Accessed August 10, 2016. "Thomas Millet Hand Representative in Congress from the Second New Jersey District, died this evening at his home in nearby Cold Spring apparently of a heart attack."

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "T. Millet Hand (id: H000154)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Thomas Millet Hand at The Political Graveyard
  • T. Millet Hand at Find a Grave
  • US House of Representatives (1957). Thomas Millet Hand, Late a Representative. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1945 – December 26, 1956
Succeeded by