Thomas J. O'Malley

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This article is about the Wisconsin state politician. For the former congressman from Wisconsin, see Thomas O'Malley (congressman). For the aerospace engineer, see T. J. O'Malley.

Thomas J. O'Malley (1868–1936) was a Wisconsin politician. He was born in Menasha, Wisconsin in 1868. He initially worked in the railway industry, eventually becoming a passenger conductor for the North Western Railroad. He was active in the railway union, and in 1932 he became the first Democrat elected the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin in nearly forty years. He served two terms, from 1933 until 1936, despite falling out of favor with his party during his first term. He planned to run for governor, but died of a heart attack in May 1936, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Huber
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Henry Gunderson