Thomas Bradford CURTIS
CURTIS, Thomas Bradford, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., May 14, 1911; attended the public schools of Webster Groves, Mo.; Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., A.B., 1932, and M.A., 1951; Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., LL.B., 1935; Westminster College, J.D., 1964; was admitted to the bar in 1934 and commenced the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo.; member of the Board of Election Commissioners of St. Louis County in 1942; served in the United States Navy from April 8, 1942, until discharged as a lieutenant commander December 21, 1945; member of the Missouri State Board of Law Examiners 1947-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1964, 1976 and 1980; vice president and general counsel, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1969-1973; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1974; chairman, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1972-1973; chairman, Federal Election Commission from April 1975 to May 1976; consultant, National Association of Technical and Trade Schools; was a resident of Pier Cove, Mich., until his death in Allegan, Mich., on January 10, 1993.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present