Thomas L. Reilly

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Thomas L. Reilly

Thomas Lawrence Reilly (September 20, 1858 – July 6, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Biography

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Reilly attended the common schools and was graduated from the Connecticut State Normal School in 1876. He served as assistant town clerk of New Britain in 1876. He moved with his parents to Meriden, Connecticut, in 1877. He studied law for a year. He was employed as a bookkeeper for several years. He engaged as a newspaper correspondent until 1886. He was one of the founders of the Meriden Journal in 1886 and became the city editor. He served as member of the Meriden Board of Education 1896–1903. He served as chairman of the town committee in 1900. He served as mayor of Meriden 1906–1912.

Reilly was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. He was employed in the Internal Revenue Service in 1916 and 1917.

While representing Connecticut in the Sixty-second Congress Reilly authored section 5 of the appropriations bill that limited postal workers 8-hour shifts to be spread out over no more than 10 hour spans. [1] This was known as the Reilly Eight in Ten Law. [2]

Reilly was elected sheriff of New Haven County in 1918. He was reelected and served until his death in New Haven, Connecticut, July 6, 1924. He was interred in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden, Connecticut.

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References

  1. "Laws of the 62nd Congress" (PDF). Library of Congress. 1912.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. The Postal Record. National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO). 1914.

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

19111913
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

19131915
Succeeded by