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Thomas E. Scanlon

Thomas Edward Scanlon (September 18, 1896 – August 9, 1955) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Tom Scanlon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools, Forbes School, and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He learned the pressman’s trade and was employed on Pittsburgh newspapers from 1914 to 1936. During the First World War served as a private, first class, in the United States Army from September 6, 1918, to May 14, 1919. He was a delegate to the Pittsburgh Central Labor Union from 1920 to 1940, and a member of the Allegheny County Board for the Assessment and Revision of Taxes from 1936 to 1941.

Scanlon was elected as a Democrat to the 77th and 78th Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944. After serving in congress he was a member of the Boards of Viewers of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He died in Pittsburgh, PA, and is interred in North Side Catholic Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas E. Scanlon (id: S000105)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert J. Corbett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel A. Weiss
Preceded by
Robert F. Rich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel K. McConnell, Jr.