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Thomas Charles Hart

Thomas Charles Hart

Member of Congress

Class of 1897
  • Senator - Connecticut(D), 1945-1946



Thomas Charles Hart, a Senator from Connecticut, was born in Davidson, Genesee County, Mich. on June 12, 1877. He attended various public schools in Michigan and graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., in 1897.

He served in the Regular Navy from graduation until 1945. He was then placed on the inactive list as an admiral (retired). His naval career covered service afloat during the Spanish-American War and both World Wars.

Upon retirement, he settled in Sharon, Connecticut. He was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis T. Maloney and served from February 15, 1945, to November 5, 1946. He was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1946. He resided in Sharon, Connecticut, until his death there on July 4, 1971, at which point he was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.

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