|Thomas S. Gordon|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Illinois's 8th district
January 3, 1943 –January 3, 1959
|Preceded by||Leo Kocialkowski|
|Succeeded by||Dan Rostenkowski|
|Born||December 17, 1893|
|Died|| January 22, 1959 65) (aged|
Thomas Sylvy Gordon (December 17, 1893 – January 22, 1959) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.
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Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gordon attended the parochial schools and was graduated from St. Stanislaus College, Chicago, Illinois, in 1912. He engaged in the banking business 1916-1920. Associated with a Polish-language daily newspaper 1921-1942, starting as a clerk and advancing to head cashier and office manager. He served as commissioner of Chicago West Parks 1933-1936 and of public vehicle licenses 1936-1939. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936. City treasurer of Chicago, Illinois from 1939 to 1942.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Illinois's 8th congressional district
| Succeeded by|