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Thomas C. McGrath

Thomas C. McGrath

Member of Congress

Class of 1950
  • Member of 89th Congress, 1965-1967 - New Jersey(D)



Thomas Charles McGrath, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 22, 1927. He graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School and attended University of Notre Dame in 1944-1945, then served in the United States Navy as an enlisted man, June 1945 to November 1945 and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1950.

He served in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets from 1950-1954. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1957 and was admitted to the bar in 1958. He practiced law in Philadelphia, Pa., until 1963. In 1964 he was deputy attorney general of New Jersey and practiced law in Atlantic City, N.J., 1964-1965. He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967) and served as Treasurer, New Jersey Democratic State committee from 1969-1973. He died in Delray Beach, Fla., on January 15, 1994.

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