Thomas Chandler THACHER, Congress, MA (1858-1945)


THACHER, Thomas Chandler, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Yarmouth Port, Mass., July 20, 1858; attended the public schools; was graduated from Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass., in 1878 and from Harvard University in 1882; became engaged in the wool business at Boston in 1882; president of the Barnstable County Agricultural Society; president of the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association; chairman of the Yarmouth Port Planning Board; served as chairman of the Provincetown Tercentenary Commission in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914; writer on business topics and also engaged in his former business pursuits; died in Boston, Mass., April 11, 1945; interment in Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Mass.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present