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Thomas Francis BURCHILL

(1882-1960)

BURCHILL, Thomas Francis, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 3, 1882; attended St. Francis Xavier High School in New York City and Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y., A.B.; auctioneer, appraiser, and also interested in the insurance business in New York City after 1900; member of the State assembly 1919-1924; served in the State senate 1924-1938; appointed a member of the New York World’s Fair Commission in 1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed his former business pursuits in New York City; consultant; alien property custodian; died in New York City March 28, 1960; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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