Thomas G. Burch

Thomas Granville Burch (* July 3, 1869 in Henry County, Virginia; † March 20, 1951 in Martinsville, Virginia ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Virginia in both houses of Congress.

Thomas Burch was born on a farm near the small settlement of Dyer 's Store. He attended the public schools and worked after initially in agriculture. Later he worked for a tobacco manufacturer. After moving to Martinsville in 1886 he got there one in the banking industry as well as in the insurance and real estate sector. From 1910 to 1913 he held as a member of the State Agriculture Committee his first public office. Between 1912 and 1914 he served as mayor of his new hometown.

In the following years, Burch held various other offices. He was from 1914 to 1921 U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia, worked in 1927 a commission to restructure state government, was in 1929 the State Commission for Transport and Public Utilities, and was finally from 1930 to 1931 a member of the Education Committee of Virginia. As of March 4, 1931, he represented the fifth congressional district then his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. Burch has been repeatedly confirmed in office and led, among other things, the chair of the committee post.

He laid down his mandate on 31 May 1946 to switch within the Congress in the Senate. There he took over as the appointed successor to the seat of the late Carter Glass. Burch did not occur at the election, which decided with Absalom Willis Robertson, another congressman for themselves. Robertson sparked Burch from 5 November 1946. This returned to Virginia, where he took over the chairmanship of a governor appointed by the Commission to reshape the state government the following year. As a result, he went back to his business activities. Burch died in March 1951 in Martinsville and was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery there.