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Thomas Joseph Scully (September 19, 1868 – December 14, 1921) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 1911 to 1921.[1]

Thomas Joseph Scully
Thomas J. Scully (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
The Daily Home News (New Brunswick, NJ), November 9, 1920
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1921
Preceded byBenjamin F. Howell
Succeeded byT. Frank Appleby
Personal details
BornSeptember 19, 1868
South Amboy, New Jersey
DiedDecember 14, 1921(1921-12-14) (aged 53)
South Amboy, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionTowing and transportation


Scully was born in South Amboy, New Jersey on September 19, 1868. He attended the public schools, and Seton Hall College in South Orange, New Jersey. He engaged in the marine towing and transportation business. Scully was a member of the board of education from 1893 to 1895 and served as the Mayor of South Amboy, New Jersey in 1909 and 1910. He was elected as a Democrat to the 62nd United States Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1911 to March 4, 1921.

He was a delegate to the 1912 Democratic National Convention. After he left Congress, he served again mayor of South Amboy, from 1921 until his death in that city on December 14, 1921. He was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery, South Amboy, New Jersey.


  1. ^ "Thomas Joseph Scully". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2011-10-19.

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