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  Gettys, Thomas
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NameThomas Gettys
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Rock Hill, South Carolina , United States
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Born June 19, 1912
DiedJune 08, 2003 (90 years)
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InfoThomas Smithwick "Tom" Gettys

born in Rock Hill, York County, S.C. June 19, 1912; educated in the Rock Hill public schools; attended Clemson College; Erskine College, A.B., 1933; graduate work at Duke University and Winthrop College; United States Navy, 1942-1946; teacher; school administrator, Central School, 1935-1941; staff for United States Representative James P. Richards, 1942-1951; postmaster, Rock Hill, S.C., 1951-1954; lawyer, private practice; past member and chairman of the board of trustees of Rock Hill School District Three, 1953-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress, November 3, 1964, in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert W. Hemphill and at the same time elected to the Eighty-ninth Congress; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and resigned on December 31, 1974 (November 3, 1964-December 31, 1974); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on June 8, 2003, in Rock Hill, S.C.; interment in Neely?s Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, S.C.

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  11/07/1972 SC District 5 Won 60.89% (+21.77%)
  11/03/1970 SC District 5 Won 65.94% (+32.91%)
  11/05/1968 SC District 5 Won 74.70% (+52.90%)
  06/11/1968 SC District 5 - D Primary Won 72.88% (+45.76%)
  11/08/1966 SC District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1964 SC District 5 Won 66.71% (+33.42%)
  11/03/1964 SC District 5 - Special Election Won 66.76% (+33.51%)
  06/23/1964 SC District 5 - D Runoff Won 52.24% (+4.48%)
  06/09/1964 SC District 5 - D Primary Won 39.39% (+2.15%)
  06/12/1956 SC District 5 - D Primary Lost 41.01% (-17.98%)
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