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Thomas Joseph CORCORAN

(1939- )

CORCORAN, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from Illinois; born in Ottawa, LaSalle County, Ill., May 23, 1939; graduated from Marquette High School, Ottawa, Ill., 1957; B.A., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1961; graduate work at University of Illinois, 1962; University of Chicago, 1963; Northwestern University, 1967; United States Army, 1963-1965; director, State of Illinois Office, Washington, D.C., 1969-1972; staff for Illinois state senate president, 1973-1974; vice president, Chicago-North Western Transportation Co., 1974-1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on November 28, 1984 (January 3, 1977-November 28, 1984); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the Ninety-ninth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; appointed to U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation, 1984.

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

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