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Thomas Andrew " Tom" hatches ( born July 9, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Between 1974 and 1975, between 1977 and 1991 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the first and 2. Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Tom hatches was born in Cincinnati. His high school graduation he earned in 1942 at the Purcell High School in his native city. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1947 at Xavier University of Cincinnati. He completed his law degree in 1950 at Northern Kentucky University. He then practiced as a lawyer for the first time. From 1955 to 1961 he advised the city of Deer Park as a lawyer in legal matters. In 1961 he was appointed Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, a post which he held until 1964. Member of the City Council of Cincinnati was hatches from 1964 to 1967, and from 1969 until 1974. Meanwhile, he was from 1971 to 1972 mayor of Cincinnati.

1974 hatches in a Special Election to succeed the retiring William J. Keating was elected as the representative of the 1st district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bill Gradison secured the seat of hatches in the regular congressional election in 1974. Hatches ran in 1976 in the 2nd district successful. Until 1983 he represented the 2nd district in Washington, in the congressional elections in 1982 swapped hatches due to the Census in 1980 with Bill Gradison the district and represented until 1991, again the first district. His son Charlie became his successor.

His brother Jim hatches was also how he and his son mayor of Cincinnati. Today hatches lives in Cincinnati.