Tom Van Horn Moorehead

Tom Van Horn Moorehead (April 12, 1898 – October 21, 1979) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Tom Moorehead
Tom V. Moorehead with JFK May 25 1961.jpg
In the Blue Room of the White House, May 25, 1961, with President John F. Kennedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1963
Preceded byJohn E. Henderson
Succeeded byRobert T. Secrest
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 3, 1967-December 31, 1968
Preceded byDistricts Created
Succeeded byRobert T. Secrest
Personal details
BornApril 12, 1898
Zanesville, Ohio
DiedOctober 21, 1979(1979-10-21) (aged 81)
Zanesville, Ohio
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery, Zanesville
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio Wesleyan University
George Washington University

Moorehead was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He attended the public schools, Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, and George Washington University at Washington, D.C. During the First World War, he served in United States Naval Aviation Corps. He was engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Zanesville, and served as a member of city council and mayor of Zanesville. He was a member of the Ohio Senate serving eight terms.

Moorehead was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress. He resided in Zanesville, where he died October 21, 1979. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Tom Van Horn Moorehead (id: M000927)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Henderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert T. Secrest