|Name||Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr.|
Baltimore, Maryland , United States
|| August 01, 1903
|Died||August 23, 1987
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
Oct 21, 2019 03:10pm
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|Info||Full name: Thomas Ludwig John D'Alesandro, Jr. |
Father to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr. was a member of the State house of delegates from 1926 to 1933. He was a general deputy collector of internal revenue in 1933 and 1934 and a member of the Baltimore City Council from 1935 to 1938. From 1944 to 1968 he was a delegate to each Democratic National Convention. In 1938 he was elected a U.S. Representative from Maryland (Democrat) and served from January 3, 1939 until his resignation on May 16, 1947. He was a three-term mayor of Baltimore and served from May 1947 to May 1959 when he was defeated for renomination in the March primary election by J. Harold Grady. Some of the highlights of his mayoral term were the opening of Friendship Airport (now Baltimore-Washington International Airport) and the return of the Baltimore Orioles to major league baseball in 1954. As mayor he was a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was its chair of the standing committee on legislation. He was a candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1958 but was unsuccessful. President John F. Kennedy appointed him to the Federal Renegotiation Board where he served from 1961 to 1969. He was also an insurance and real estate broker. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Leo's Confraternity, the Knights of Columbus, Elks, Eagles, Moose, Hickory Club, and the Democratic Club of Baltimore. His son, Thomas J. D'Alesandro, III followed in his father's footsteps to become mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.
D’ALESANDRO, Thomas, Jr., (father of Nancy Pelosi), a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., August 1, 1903; attended the parochial schools and Calvert Business College, Baltimore, Md.; engaged in the brokerage and insurance business in Baltimore, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1926-1933; general deputy collector of internal revenue in 1933 and 1934; member of the Baltimore City Council 1935-1938; delegate to each Democratic National Convention from 1944 to 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on May 16, 1947; mayor of Baltimore, Md., from May 1947 to May 1959; defeated for renomination in the March primary election; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1958; appointed by President Kennedy to the Federal Renegotiation Board, 1961-1969; insurance and real estate broker; was a resident of Baltimore, Md. until his death there August 23, 1987.