D'ALESANDRO, Thomas, Jr.

D'ALESANDRO, Thomas, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1903–1987

Biography

D'ALESANDRO, Thomas, Jr., (father of Nancy Pelosi), a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., August 1, 1903; attended the parochial schools and Calvert Business College, Baltimore, Md.; engaged in the brokerage and insurance business in Baltimore, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1926-1933; general deputy collector of internal revenue in 1933 and 1934; member of the Baltimore City Council 1935-1938; delegate to each Democratic National Convention from 1944 to 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on May 16, 1947; mayor of Baltimore, Md., from May 1947 to May 1959; defeated for renomination in the March primary election; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1958; appointed by President Kennedy to the Federal Renegotiation Board, 1961-1969; insurance and real estate broker; was a resident of Baltimore, Md. until his death there August 23, 1987; interment in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore, MD
Oral History: 1973, 73 pages. An oral history interview of Thomas D'Alesandro conducted by Francis Colletta. Topics include childhood and education in Baltimore; service in the Maryland House of Delegates, and as congressman and mayor; political figures on the local and national levels; Democratic Party in Baltimore; and his accomplishments while mayor. Includes supplementary material.

University of Baltimore
Special Collections, Langsdale Library

Baltimore, MD
Papers: 1947-1959, 65 linear feet. The papers of Thomas D'Alesandro contain personal and official files relating to municipal and federal matters. The collection is open to researchers by appointment and a collection guide is available online: http://archives.ubalt.edu/tjd/table.htm.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Nominations: Hearings Before the Committee, U.S. Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on Nominations of...Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., Member, Renegotiation Board-designate;..., Mar. 22 and 23, 1961. 87th Cong., 1st sess., 1961. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961.

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