Thomas Jefferson Halsey

Thomas Jefferson Halsey ( born May 4, 1863 in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, † March 17, 1951 in Westfield, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1931 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1878 Thomas Halsey came with his parents to Holden, Missouri. He attended in New Jersey and Missouri both private and public schools. Later he studied at the University of Missouri in Columbia. In the years 1880 and 1881 Halsey was himself a teacher. Then he started in Holden to work in the trade.

Politically, Halsey member of the Republican Party. From 1896 to 1898 he was a member of the State Executive of the party. In the years 1896, 1908 and 1912 he was a delegate to the regional Republican party days in Missouri. Between 1902 and 1904 he served as Mayor of the City Holden. In 1904 he moved to Sedalia, where he acted with tea and coffee. From 1906 to 1910 Halsey was a member of the State Road Administration of Missouri (State Roads Commission). In 1910 he began a short time after Glendale, California, where he continued to work in the trade. Already in 1911 he returned to Holden. He also participated in the grain trade and in the mill business. He was also a 1911 and 1912 member of the local Board of Education over the years. From 1928 to 1932 he was on the board of Central Missouri Teachers College in Warrensburg.

In the congressional elections of 1928, Halsey was in the sixth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded Clement C. Dickinson took on 4 March 1929 that he had beaten in the election. Since he lost in 1930 against Dickinson and this thus regained his old mandate, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1931. This was marked by the events of the Great Depression.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Halsey took his previous activities in Holden again. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 17 March 1951 in Westfield (New Jersey) and was buried in Holden.