Thomas R. Byrne

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Thomas R. Byrne
47th Mayor of St. Paul
In office
Preceded by George J. Vavoulis
Succeeded by Charles P. McCarty
Constituency Saint Paul, Minnesota
Personal details
Born(1923-03-09)March 9, 1923
Saint Paul, Minnesota
DiedApril 5, 2009(2009-04-05) (aged 86)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse(s)Mary Teresa Byrne
ProfessionTeacher, politician

Thomas Robert Byrne (March 9, 1923 – April 5, 2009) was an American politician in Minnesota. He was the Democratic mayor of Saint Paul from 1966 to 1970. He was Catholic and fully Irish. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His brother the Most Reverend James Byrne was an auxiliary bishop in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul, and later the Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. His brother Robert Byrne was an instructor of Latin at Saint Thomas Military Academy, in Saint Paul and later in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. [1] [2] [3]


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