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Thomas Millet HAND

(1902-1956)

HAND, Thomas Millet, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Cape May, N.J., July 7, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., in 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Cape May City, N.J.; clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Cape May County, N.J., 1924-1928; prosecutor of the pleas of Cape May County 1928-1933; mayor of Cape May, N.J., 1937-1944; publisher of the Cape May Star and Wave from 1940 until his death; also a partner in the Mecray-Hand Co., a real estate and insurance business; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses and had been reelected November 6, 1956, to the Eighty-fifth Congress; served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Cold Spring, N.J., December 26, 1956; remains were cremated at Ewing Cemetery, Trenton, N.J., and interred in Cold Spring Cemetery.

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

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