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Thomas Daniel Winter

Politician. Republican. Born: July 7, 1896, Columbus, Kansas. Died: November 7, 1951, Pittsburg, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District: January 3, 1939, to January 3,1947.

Born July 7, 1896, in Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, Thomas D. Winter attended the public and high schools and then served as a private in the U.S. Air Corps during the First World War. After the war he was a court reporter of the district court of Crawford County (1921-1927), studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1926, commencing practice in Girard. Winter was assistant county attorney and county attorney of Crawford County, commissioner of public utilities of Girard, commissioner of finance of Girard, and was first elected to the Congress in 1938. Reelected three times, Winter served the people of the Third Congressional District from January 3, 1939-January 3,1947, but he unsuccessfully sought a fifth term in 1946, returned to Girard, and died in Pittsburg on November 7, 1951.

Entry: Winter, Thomas Daniel

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: July 2012

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