Thomas C. McGrath, Jr.

Thomas Charles McGrath Jr. ( born April 22, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † January 15, 1994 in Delray Beach, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1965 and 1967 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas McGrath visited until 1944, the St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia and then studied until 1945 at the University of Notre Dame. Between June and November 1945, he served in the United States Navy. After he graduated in 1950, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis (Maryland). From 1950 to 1954 he again served in the Navy, where he served in both the Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific squadron. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Pennsylvania and his 1958 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Philadelphia in this profession. In 1964, he served as Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey. After that he was in Atlantic City until 1965 lawyer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1964, McGrath was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Milton W. Glenn on January 3, 1965. As he said Republicans Charles W. Sandman defeated in 1966, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1967. These were determined by the events of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War.

Between 1967 and 1969 Thomas McGrath worked for the state government of New Jersey Department of Housing and Urban Development in. From 1969 to 1973 he was treasurer of the Democratic Party of New Jersey. Since 1969 to 1992 McGrath was a consultant in the construction industry and in finance. He died on January 15, 1994 in Delray Beach.