Thomas M. Rees

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Thomas Rees
Thomas M. Rees.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byJames Roosevelt (26th)
Del M. Clawson (23rd)
Succeeded byJohn H. Rousselot (26th)
Anthony Beilenson (23rd)
Constituency26th district (1965–75)
23rd district (1975–77)
Personal details
Born(1925-03-26)March 26, 1925
Los Angeles, California
DiedDecember 9, 2003(2003-12-09) (aged 78)
Santa Cruz, California
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materOccidental College (B.A. 1950)
University of California Law School (J.D. 1951)

Thomas Mankell "Tom" Rees (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2003) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Rees was educated in local public schools. In 1950, he received a B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Beginning in 1951, he attended the University of California Law School.[which?] He was in the United States Army. He was a lawyer in private practice. He served as president of Compania del Pacifico, a Latin American export firm. He served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1954 to 1962. He served as a member of the California Senate from 1962 to 1965. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968.

Rees was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Roosevelt, and re-elected to the five succeeding Congresses (December 15, 1965 – January 3, 1977). He was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976. He served as president of Community Development and Management in San Jose, California. He died on December 9, 2003 in Santa Cruz, California.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas M. Rees (id: R000134)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Roosevelt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. Rousselot
Preceded by
Del M. Clawson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Anthony C. Beilenson

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website