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Thomas Edward SCANLON

(1896-1955)

SCANLON, Thomas Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., September 18, 1896; attended the public schools, Forbes School, and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.; learned the pressman’s trade and was employed on Pittsburgh newspapers 1914-1936; during the First World War served as a private, first class, in the United States Army from September 6, 1918, to May 14, 1919; delegate to the Pittsburgh Central Labor Union 1920-1940; member of the Allegheny County Board for the Assessment and Revision of Taxes 1936-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; member of the Boards of Viewers of Allegheny County, Pa.; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., August 9, 1955; interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery.

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

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