William R. Thom

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William Richard Thom
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Charles B. McClintock
Succeeded by James Seccombe
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by James Seccombe
Succeeded by Henderson H. Carson
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by Henderson H. Carson
Succeeded by Henderson H. Carson
Personal details
Born (1885-07-07)July 7, 1885
Canton, Ohio
Died August 28, 1960(1960-08-28) (aged 75)
Canton, Ohio
Resting place West Lawn Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater

William Richard Thom (July 7, 1885 – August 28, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Canton, Ohio, Thom attended the public schools. He engaged as a newspaper reporter 1905–1909. He attended Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio from 1909 to 1911. He served as private secretary to Congressman John J. Whitacre 1911–1913. He served as member of the United States House of Representatives Press Galleries in 1915 and 1916. He was graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1916. He was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Canton, Ohio. He served as member of the park commission of Canton 1920–1932. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to Congress in 1920.

Thom was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933–January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.

Thom was elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941–January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress.

Thom was elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945–January 3, 1947). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He served as delegate to the 1956 Democratic National Convention. He died in Canton, Ohio, August 28, 1960. He was interred in West Lawn Cemetery.

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