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Thomas Leonard OWENS

(1897-1948)

OWENS, Thomas Leonard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., December 21, 1897; attended the parochial schools, Northwestern University, and De Paul University, Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from Loyola University Law School, Chicago, Ill., in 1926; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; during the First World War served in the Students’ Army Training Corps at Loyola University in 1918; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress and served from January 3, 1947, until his death in Bethesda, Md., June 7, 1948; interment in All Saints’ Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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