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  Thom, William R.
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NameWilliam R. Thom
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Canton, Ohio , United States
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Born July 07, 1885
DiedAugust 28, 1960 (75 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Apr 22, 2021 12:50am
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InfoTHOM, William Richard, a Representative from Ohio; born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, July 7, 1885; attended the public schools; engaged as a newspaper reporter 1905-1909; attended Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1909-1911; served as private secretary to Congressman John J. Whitacre 1911-1913; member of the United States House of Representatives Press Galleries in 1915 and 1916; was graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1916; was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Canton, Ohio; member of the park commission of Canton 1920-1932; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to Congress in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1956; died in Canton, Ohio, August 28, 1960; interment in West Lawn Cemetery.


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  11/05/1946 OH - District 16 Lost 44.17% (-11.66%)
  11/07/1944 OH - District 16 Won 52.66% (+6.02%)
  11/03/1942 OH - District 16 Lost 47.34% (-5.33%)
  11/05/1940 OH - District 16 Won 56.35% (+12.70%)
  11/08/1938 OH District 16 Lost 49.27% (-1.46%)
  08/09/1938 OH District 16 - D Primary Won 69.89% (+53.01%)
  11/03/1936 OH District 16 Won 59.22% (+23.01%)
  11/06/1934 OH - District 16 Won 56.67% (+13.33%)
  11/08/1932 OH - District 16 Won 51.55% (+3.09%)
  11/04/1930 OH District 16 Lost 48.03% (-3.94%)
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