Thomas S. Gordon

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Thomas S. Gordon

Thomas Sylvy Gordon (December 17, 1893 - January 22, 1959) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gordon attended the parochial schools and was graduated from St. Stanislaus College, Chicago, Illinois, in 1912. He engaged in the banking business 1916-1920. Associated with a Polish-language daily newspaper 1921-1942, starting as a clerk and advancing to head cashier and office manager. He served as commissioner of Chicago West Parks 1933-1936 and of public vehicle licenses 1936-1939. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936. City treasurer of Chicago, Illinois from 1939 to 1942.

Gordon was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959). He served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (Eighty-fifth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1958. He died in Chicago, Illinois, January 22, 1959. He was interred in St. Adalbert Cemetery (Niles), Chicago, Illinois.

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