Tom Van Horn Moorehead

Tom Van Horn Moorehead ( born April 12, 1898 in Zanesville, Ohio; † October 21, 1979 ) was an American politician. Between 1961 and 1963 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tom Moorehead attended the common schools and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, and at George Washington University in Washington DC after During World War II he served in the Air Corps of the U.S. Navy. He then worked in Zanesville in the real estate industry and in insurance. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. He was a member of the council of Zanesville and for some time also mayor of this place. He also was a member of the Senate of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1960, Moorehead was elected in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of John E. Henderson on January 3, 1961. Since he has not been confirmed in 1962, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1963. This was determined by the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights Movement.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Moorehead is no longer politically have appeared. He died on October 21, 1979 in Zanesville, where he was also buried.