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Thomas Rolph, California Congressman.

Thomas Rolph (January 17, 1885 – May 10, 1956) was a United States Representative from California. He was born in San Francisco, California. His older brother was James Rolph, Jr., who would be elected as Mayor of San Francisco in 1911 and later as Governor of California in 1930.

Rolph attended public schools and graduated from Humboldt Evening High School. In 1912, he founded a building materials sales agency, which he headed until his death.

Rolph was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He returned to his building material sales agency and died in San Francisco in 1956. He was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas Rolph (id: R000413)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Franck R. Havenner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Franck R. Havenner