Thomas C. Sawyer

Thomas Charles Sawyer ( born August 15, 1945 in Akron, Ohio) is an American politician. Between 1987 and 2003 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Sawyer attended Buchtel High School in Akron and then studied until 1970 at the University of Akron. He then worked as an English teacher. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1977 and 1983 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Ohio. From 1984 to 1986 he served as Mayor of Akron; his successor was Don Plusquellic.

In the congressional elections of 1986, Sawyer was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John F. Seiberling on January 3, 1987. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 2003, eight legislative sessions. In this time the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 fell. In 2002, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

In 2006 he was defeated in the primaries of his party, as he sought his return to the Congress. In the same year he was elected to the Board of Education of his state. Since 2007, he is sitting in the Senate of Ohio. With his wife, Joyce, he has a child.