William D. Thomas from a painting by James A. Wilder

William David Thomas (March 22, 1880 – May 17, 1936) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


Thomas was born in Granville, New York. He graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1904. He served as the town clerk of Hoosick Falls, New York from 1917 until 1925.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Rensselaer Co., 2nd D.) in 1925 and 1926. He was Treasurer of Rensselaer County from 1927 to 1933.

He was elected as a Republican to Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James S. Parker, holding office from January 30, 1934, until his death on May 17, 1936, in Washington, D.C..

See also


  • United States Congress. "William D. Thomas (id: T000187)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Henry Meurs
New York State Assembly
Rensselaer County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Maurice Whitney
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James S. Parker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
E. Harold Cluett