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Timothy P. Sheehan

Timothy Patrick Sheehan (February 21, 1909 – October 8, 2000) of Chicago was a U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1951 to 1959. He was a candidate for mayor of Chicago in 1959.[1]

Timothy P. Sheehan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byChester A. Chesney
Succeeded byRoman Pucinski
Personal details
Born(1909-02-21)February 21, 1909
Chicago, Illinois
DiedOctober 8, 2000(2000-10-08) (aged 91)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Sheehan was well respected by a number of prominent Democrats of his era, including Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He was responsible for mentoring a number of the current members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Despite losing a lop-sided election to Mayor Daley in 1959, Sheehan remained friendly with his Democrat counterpart for years to come. Mayor Daley once stated, out respect for the Illinois Congressman, "he should have been a Democrat."

During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Sheehan served with some the most famous Americans of the 20th Century, including John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford.

Sheehan made the statement that the United States should consider annexation of Canada during the start of the Cold War, which received notoriety in the USSR propaganda entitled "Yankees in Canada", which portrayed America as expansionist.[citation needed]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Chester Chesney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Roman Pucinski