Thomas Ryum Amlie

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Thomas Ryum Amlie
ThomasRyumAmlie.jpg
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1935 January 3, 1939
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

October 13, 1931 March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1935 January 3, 1939
Succeeded by

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