Thomas Millet Hand
Frontispiece of 1957's Thomas Millet Hand, Late a Representative
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Jersey's 2nd district
January 3, 1945 – December 26, 1956
|Elmer H. Wene|
|Milton W. Glenn|
|Born||July 7, 1902|
Cape May, New Jersey
|Died||December 26, 1956 (aged 54)|
Cold Spring, New Jersey
Thomas Millet Hand (July 7, 1902 in Cape May, New Jersey – December 26, 1956 in Cold Spring, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1945 to 1956.
Hand was born in Cape May, New Jersey on July 7, 1902, and attended the local public schools. He graduated in 1922 from the Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1924 and commenced practice in Cape May. He was clerk of the Cape May County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1924-1928, and the prosecutor of the pleas of Cape May County from 1928-1933. Hand served as the Mayor of Cape May from 1937 to 1944, and was the publisher of the Cape May Star and Wave from 1940 until his death. He was also a partner in the Mecray-Hand Co., a real estate and insurance business.
Hand was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses and had been reelected on November 6, 1956, to the Eighty-fifth Congress. He served in the House from January 3, 1945, until his death of a heart attack at his home in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township, New Jersey on December 26, 1956.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.