Representative Thomas J. O’Donnell View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 5/27/1961
Birth Place: New Diggings, WI
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 37 (1917) - 42 (1927)
Home County: Dubuque
Thomas J. O’Donnell
Dubuque County
One of the representatives from Dubuque county, was born in Lafayette county, Wisconsin, May 13, 1872, his father, John O'Donnell, being a veteran of the Civil war. He lived on a farm until 1890. Graduated from Bayless Business College of Dubuque in 1891, then worked in the machine shops in Dubuque until 1905, when he engaged in the wholesale liquor business until January 1, 1916. On July 23, 1917, he was appointed a member of the district exemption board for the northern district of Iowa. Married Miss Winifred Kennedy, August 16, 1899, and has four children. Elected representative in 1916, re-elected in 1918. A democrat in politics.