Thomas Henry Burke (politician)
|Thomas Henry Burke|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
|Preceded by||Homer A. Ramey|
|Succeeded by||Frazier Reams|
May 6, 1904|
|Died||September 12, 1959
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1923-1927|
Burke was born in Toledo, Ohio where he attended St. Patrick’s grade school and St. John’s College. After his formal education, he served in the United States Navy as a pharmacist’s mate 1923-1927 and in the Naval Fleet Reserve 1927-1939. He worked for the Dana Corporation 1928-1937 and was an official of United Automobile Workers Union 1938-1948.
Burke was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1941 and 1942. He served as a member of Toledo city council 1944-1948. He was vice mayor of Toledo in 1948.
Burke was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress. After leaving Congress, he was a labor and manpower adviser in the National Production Authority in 1951. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress. He moved to Alexandria, Virginia and worked as a legislative representative for the United Automobile Workers’ Union. He died in Arlington, Virginia and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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