Thomas B. Fletcher
|Thomas Brooks Fletcher|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929
|Preceded by||R. Clint Cole|
|Succeeded by||Grant E. Mouser, Jr.|
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
|Preceded by||Grant E. Mouser, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Cleveland Smith|
October 10, 1879|
|Died||July 1, 1945
Washington, D. C.
|Resting place||Mechanicstown Cemetery
|Alma mater||Mount Union College|
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Born in Mechanicstown, Ohio, Fletcher attended the public schools, a private school at Augusta, Ohio, and the Richard School of Dramatic Art in Cleveland. He graduated from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, in 1900. He was editor of the Daily Leader, Alliance, Ohio from 1903 to 1905. He served on the staff of the Morning News, Canton, Ohio, from 1905 to 1906. He became a Redpath lecturer in 1906. He was editor and publisher of the Daily Tribune at Marion, Ohio from 1910 to 1922.
Fletcher was elected to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939). He served as chairman of the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses), Committee on the Census (Seventy-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress. He resumed lecturing and chautauqua work. He died in Washington, D.C., July 1, 1945. He was interred in Mechanicstown Cemetery, Mechanicstown, Ohio.
- Thomas B. Fletcher at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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