Thomas J. Scully

Thomas Joseph Scully ( born September 19, 1868 in South Amboy, New Jersey, † December 14, 1921 ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1921 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Scully attended the common schools and the Seton Hall College in South Orange. He then worked in the transportation business. He also began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. From 1893 to 1895 he was a member of the Education Committee of South Amboy; in the years 1909 and 1910, he was then mayor of his hometown. In 1912 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part in Baltimore, was nominated at the Woodrow Wilson as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1910, Scully was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Benjamin Franklin Howell on March 4, 1911. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 five legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In addition, while Scully's time as congressman of the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Scully was in 1921 again mayor of South Amboy. In this city he has also died on 14 December 1921.