Tom Zych

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Thomas E. Zych (born January 24, 1940) is a Democratic politician from St. Louis, Missouri. Zych formerly served in the Missouri House of Representatives and later as President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.

Zych was educated at St. Mary's High School in St. Louis and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in secondary education. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1974.

In the 1980s, he served two terms as President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. He did not run for the office in 1987, when Zych faced charges, of which he was later acquitted, that he and several others had defrauded the city of St. Louis in their attempts to get a franchise for cable Television in 1983.[1][2][3]

In 1989, Zych became a Methodist Minister, subsequently serving two Bootheel congregations. In 2005, he became an employee of Recreation Division of the St. Louis Department of Parks[1] He later became the director of the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park, St. Louis.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Murphy, Matthew (dec 21 - jan 3, 2006). "THE RETURN OF TOM ZYCH; Former Aldermanic Pres Takes City Job" (PDF). Arch City Chronicle. St. Louis, MO, USA: Nextflood Pub. 4 (4): 1, 5. ISSN 1544-7936. OCLC 52259805. Retrieved May 7, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Sorkin, Michael D. (April 4, 2011). "Gene Slay, political powerhouse and businessman, dies at 83". St. Louis, MO, USA: STLtoday.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Eugene SLAY, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Leroy TYUS, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. James CULLEN, Appellant. UNITED STATES of America, Appellant, v. Eugene SLAY, Leroy Tyus, and James Cullen, Appellees". The Federal Reporter. 2. Sebastopol, CA: Public.Resource.Org. 858: 858 F.2d 1310. December 30, 1988. OCLC 7809840. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ormiston, Gale (April 14, 2011). "Cherokee Recreation Center". The official site of the Benton Park Neighborhood in St. Louis, MO. St. Louis, MO, USA: Todd Brandt. Retrieved May 7, 2011.