Thomas F. Burchill

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Thomas F. Burchill, Congressman from New York

Thomas Francis Burchill (August 3, 1882 – March 26, 1955) was a United States Representative from New York.


Born in New York City, he attended the city's St. Francis Xavier High School, and graduated from Niagara University. He was an auctioneer, appraiser, and was also interested in the insurance business in New York City after 1900.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 3rd D.) in 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1924.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (13th D.) from 1925 to 1938, sitting in the 148th, 149th, 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, 154th, 155th, 156th, 157th, 158th, 159th, 160th and 161st New York State Legislatures. He was appointed a member of the New York World's Fair Commission in 1938.

Burchill was elected as a Democrat to the 78th United States Congress, holding office from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1945. He resumed his former business pursuits in New York City and was a consultant and alien property custodian.

He died on March 26, 1955, in Far Rockaway, Queens.[1][2][3] Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.[4] His widow, Margaret McMahon, died in 1968.[5][6]


  1. ^ New York State Assembly, Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 3, 1955, page 2641
  2. ^ Associated Press, Troy Times-Record, Former New York Congressman Dies, March 26, 1955
  3. ^ Yonkers Herald-Statesman, Condon to Attend Rites, March 30, 1955
  4. ^ Kingston (N.Y.) Daily Freeman, Former Congressman Burchill Dies at 73, March 26, 1955
  5. ^ "Thomas Burchill, Legislator, Dead". New York Times. March 27, 1955. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Mrs. Thomas Burchill". New York Times. March 2, 1968. Retrieved 2008-06-26. Mrs. Margaret McMahon Burchill, widow of former Representative Thomas F. Burchill died early yesterday in Peninsula General Hospital, Edgemere. 

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Ellwood M. Rabenold
New York State Senate
13th District

Succeeded by
Phelps Phelps
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael J. Kennedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Emanuel Celler