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Timothy Patrick SHEEHAN

(1909-2000)

SHEEHAN, Timothy Patrick, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., February 21, 1909; attended St. Pius Grammar School and Joseph Medill High School; Northwestern University, B.S.C., 1931; began work with food importers and wholesalers in 1932; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of Chicago in 1959 and for election in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; resumed his importing and wholesale business; delegate to Republican National Conventions 1964-1984; chairman, Cook County Republican Party, 1964-1968; president, 1971-1983, and chairman of the board, 1984 to 2000, Peerless Federal Savings and Loan Assoc.; died in Chicago, Ill., on October 8, 2000; interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chicago, Ill.

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

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