Thomas Chandler Thacher
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byDistrict reissued in 1913[1]
Succeeded byJoseph Walsh
Personal details
Born(1858-07-20)July 20, 1858
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
DiedApril 11, 1945(1945-04-11) (aged 86)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHarvard University

Thomas Chandler Thacher (July 20, 1858 – April 11, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.


Born in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, Thacher attended the public schools. He was graduated from Adams Academy, Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1878 and from Harvard University in 1882. He became engaged in the wool business at Boston in 1882. He served as president of the Barnstable County Agricultural Society. He served as president of the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association. He served as chairman of the Yarmouth Port Planning Board. He served as chairman of the Provincetown Tercentenary Commission in 1920.

Thacher was elected as a Democrat to the 63rd Congress (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914. After his service in Congress, he became a writer on business topics and also engaged in his former business pursuits. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, April 11, 1945. He was interred in Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.

External links

  • Thomas Chandler Thacher at Flickr


  1. ^ This district was moved to Maine as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820.
  • United States Congress. "Thomas Chandler Thacher (id: T000140)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District re-established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Walsh