|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Ohio's 8th district
January 3, 1975 –January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Walter E. Powell|
|Succeeded by||Buz Lukens|
|Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 58th district
January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1974
|Preceded by||Thomas Rentschler|
|Succeeded by||Michael A. Fox|
Thomas Norman Kindness
August 26, 1929
|Died||January 8, 2004 74) (aged|
|Alma mater|| University of Maryland |
George Washington University
Thomas Norman Kindness (August 26, 1929 – January 8, 2004) was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Ohio from January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1987.
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Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Kindness graduated from Glendale High School in Glendale, California, in 1947. Kindness received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland in 1951 and his bachelor of laws degree from George Washington University in 1953. While a student at Maryland, Kindness became a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
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Kindness was re-elected five times: defeating Democrats John W. Griffin in 1976, Luella R. Schroeder in 1978, John W. Griffin again in 1980 and 1982, and John T. Francis in 1984.
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Early polls gave Kindness a 60-point lead over the relatively obscure Boehner. But Boehner attacked Kindness's ethics, citing Kindness's votes for congressional pay raises and against limits on fees for speeches by congressmen. Boehner also depicted Kindness as a carpetbagger who had abandoned his district for Washington. Despite Kindness's outspending him 5-1, Boehner won the nomination with 49 percent of the vote. Kindness finished with 32 percent and Lukens with 17 percent.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Walter E. Powell
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Ohio's 8th congressional district