Thomas Henry Burke (politician)

Thomas Henry Burke ( born May 6, 1904 in Toledo, Ohio; † September 12, 1959 in Arlington, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1949 and 1951 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Burke attended St. Patrick's Grade School and St. John 's College in Toledo. Between 1923 and 1927 he served as Pharmazist in the United States Navy, the Reserve after he served until 1939. From 1928 to 1937 he was at the company Dana Corp.. employed in Toledo. He then worked until 1948 for the United Auto Workers Mobile. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1941 and 1942, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1944 to 1948 he was a member of the City Council of Toledo. In 1948 he was deputy mayor there.

In the congressional elections of 1948, Burke was in the ninth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Homer A. Ramey on January 3, 1949. Since he has not been confirmed in 1950, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1951. This was marked by the events of the Cold War. 1951 Burke advisor to the National Production Authority. A year later, he applied unsuccessfully to return to Congress. He then moved to Alexandria in Virginia, where he represented the interests of his union to the legislature. He died on September 12, 1959 in Arlington, and was buried in the National Cemetery there.