Thomas B. Fletcher

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Thomas Brooks Fletcher
Thomas Brooks Fletcher 1910.png
c. 1910
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929
Preceded by R. Clint Cole
Succeeded by Grant E. Mouser, Jr.
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Grant E. Mouser, Jr.
Succeeded by Frederick Cleveland Smith
Personal details
Born (1879-10-10)October 10, 1879
Mechanicstown, Ohio
Died July 1, 1945(1945-07-01) (aged 65)
Washington, D. C.
Resting place Mechanicstown Cemetery
40°36′59″N 80°57′24″W / 40.61639°N 80.95667°W / 40.61639; -80.95667
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Mount Union College

Thomas Brooks Fletcher (October 10, 1879 - July 1, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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 as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress.

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.

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