Thomas B. Curtis

Thomas Bradford Curtis ( born May 14, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, † January 10, 1993 in Allegan, Michigan ) was an American politician. Between 1951 and 1969 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Curtis attended the public schools in Webster Groves and afterwards studied at Dartmouth College in Hanover (New Hampshire). After a subsequent study of law at Washington University in St. Louis and his 1934 was admitted as a lawyer in St. Louis, he began to work in this profession. In 1942 he was a member of the election committee of the St. Louis County. During the Second World War, Curtis served between 1942 and 1945 in the U.S. Navy. Between 1947 and 1950 he was member of a commission to revise the laws of the state of Missouri.

Politically, Curtis member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1950 he was in the twelfth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Raymond W. Karst on January 3, 1951. After eight re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1969 nine legislative sessions. Since 1953 he represented there as a successor to Morgan M. Moulder the second district of his state. In his time as a congressman fell among other things, the Korean War, the civil rights movement and the war in Vietnam. In addition, at that time were the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and the 25th Amendment ratified.

1968 Thomas Curtis renounced in favor of a then unsuccessful candidacy for the U.S. Senate on a further application for the U.S. House of Representatives. In the years 1964, 1976 and 1980 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant. Between 1969 and 1973 he was vice-president and legal counsel in the service of Encyclopædia Britannica. In 1974 he ran again for the U.S. Senate, but was defeated incumbent Thomas Eagleton. In the meantime he was in the years 1972 and 1973 Chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. From 1975 to 1976 he was a member of the Bundeswahlkommison; He also was a consultant of the National Association for Technology and Trade Schools ( National Association of Technical and Trade Schools ). Thomas Curtis died on 10 January 1993 at Allegan.