Thomas Henry Burke (politician)

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Thomas Henry Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by Homer A. Ramey
Succeeded by Frazier Reams
Personal details
Born (1904-05-06)May 6, 1904
Toledo, Ohio
Died September 12, 1959(1959-09-12) (aged 55)
Arlington, Virginia
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1923-1927
Rank pharmacist's mate

Thomas Henry Burke (May 6, 1904 – September 12, 1959) was an American politician who represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1949-1951.

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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