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Thomas Leonard Owens (December 21, 1897 – June 7, 1948) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Thomas L. Owens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – June 7, 1948
Preceded byWilliam W. Link
Succeeded byAdolph J. Sabath
Personal details
Born(1897-12-21)December 21, 1897
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJune 7, 1948(1948-06-07) (aged 50)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political partyRepublican

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Owens attended the parochial schools, Northwestern University and DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He was graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1926. He was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Chicago, Illinois. During the First World War served in the Students' Army Training Corps at Loyola University Chicago in 1918.

Owens was elected as a Republican to the 80th Congress and served from January 3, 1947, until his death in Bethesda, Maryland, June 7, 1948. He was interred in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Thomas L. Owens (id: O000160)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Link
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Adolph J. Sabath