Thomas M. Rees

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Thomas Rees
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1965 January 3, 1977
Preceded by James Roosevelt (26th)
Del M. Clawson (23rd)
Succeeded by John H. Rousselot (26th)
Anthony Beilenson (23rd)
Constituency 26th district (1965–75)
23rd district (1975–77)
Personal details
Born(1925-03-26)March 26, 1925
Los Angeles, California
DiedDecember 9, 2003(2003-12-09) (aged 78)
Santa Cruz, California
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Occidental College (B.A. 1950)
University of California Law School (J.D. 1951)

Thomas Mankell "Tom" Rees (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2003) was a U.S. Representative from California.

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Born in Los Angeles, California, Rees was educated in local public schools. B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, 1950. He attended University of California Law School, 1951. He was in the United States Army. He was a lawyer in private practice. He served as president of Compania del Pacifico, a Latin American export firm. He served as member of the California state assembly from 1954 to 1962. He served as member of the California Senate from 1962 to 1965. He served as delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968.

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Rees was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Roosevelt, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (December 15, 1965 – January 3, 1977). He was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976. He served as president, Community Development and Management, San Jose, California. He died on December 9, 2003, in Santa Cruz, California.

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The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Roosevelt
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 26th congressional district

1965–1975
Succeeded by
John H. Rousselot
Preceded by
Del M. Clawson
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 23rd congressional district

1975–1977
Succeeded by
Anthony C. Beilenson

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