Tom Van Horn Moorehead

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In the Blue Room of the White House, May 25, 1961, with President John F. Kennedy
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1963
Preceded by John E. Henderson
Succeeded by Robert T. Secrest
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 3, 1967-December 31, 1968
Preceded byDistricts Created
Succeeded by Robert T. Secrest
Personal details
BornApril 12, 1898
Zanesville, Ohio
DiedOctober 21, 1979(1979-10-21) (aged 81)
Zanesville, Ohio
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery, Zanesville
Political party Republican
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University
George Washington University

Tom Van Horn Moorehead (April 12, 1898 – October 21, 1979) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

Moorehead was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He attended the public schools, Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, and George Washington University at Washington, D.C. During the First World War, he served in United States Naval Aviation Corps. He was engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Zanesville, and served as a member of city council and mayor of Zanesville. He was a member of the Ohio Senate serving eight terms.

Zanesville, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. It is located 52 miles (84 km) east of Columbus. The population was 25,487 as of the 2010 census.

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is a private liberal arts university in Delaware, Ohio. It was founded in 1842 by Methodist leaders and Central Ohio residents as a nonsectarian institution, and is a member of the Ohio Five – a consortium of Ohio liberal arts colleges. Ohio Wesleyan has always admitted students irrespective of religion or race and maintained that the university "is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles."

Delaware, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Delaware is a city in and the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. Delaware was founded in 1808 and was incorporated in 1816. It is located near the center of Ohio, is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Columbus, and is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area. The population was 34,753 at the 2010 census, while the Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH Combined Statistical Area has 2,002,604 people.

Moorehead was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress. He resided in Zanesville, where he died October 21, 1979. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

87th United States Congress 1961–1963 U.S. Congress

The Eighty-seventh United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1963, during the final weeks of the administration of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the first two years of the administration of U.S. President John Kennedy. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventeenth Census of the United States in 1950, along with 2 seats temporarily added in 1959. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

88th United States Congress 1963–1965 U.S. Congress

The Eighty-eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1965, during the last year of the administration of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and the first of the administration of his successor, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Eighteenth Census of the United States in 1960, and the number of members was again 435. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Sources

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
John E. Henderson
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

1961–1963
Succeeded by
Robert T. Secrest

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