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Thomas Henry Burke (politician)

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Thomas Henry Burke (May 6, 1904 – September 12, 1959) was an American politician who represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1951.

Thomas Henry Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byHomer A. Ramey
Succeeded byFrazier Reams
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1904-05-06)May 6, 1904
Toledo, Ohio
DiedSeptember 12, 1959(1959-09-12) (aged 55)
Arlington, Virginia
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1923–1927
Rankpharmacist's mate

Burke was born in Toledo, Ohio where he attended St. Patrick's grade school and St. John's College. After his formal education, he served in the United States Navy as a pharmacist's mate 1923–1927 and in the Naval Fleet Reserve 1927–1939. He worked for the Dana 1928–1937 and was an official of United Automobile Workers Union 1938–1948.

Burke was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1941 and 1942. He served as a member of Toledo city council 1944–1948. He was vice mayor of Toledo in 1948.

Burke was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress. After leaving Congress, he was a labor and manpower adviser in the National Production Authority in 1951. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress. He moved to Alexandria, Virginia and worked as a legislative representative for the United Automobile Workers' Union. He died in Arlington, Virginia and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Thomas Henry Burke (id: B001100)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Homer A. Ramey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th congressional district

January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Succeeded by
Frazier Reams