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Thomas Hammond (politician)

Thomas Hammond (February 27, 1843–September 21, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Hammond attended the common schools. He engaged in carpentry and contracting work until twenty-one years of age. He moved to Detroit, Michigan, and engaged in the packing-house business. He moved to Hammond, Indiana, in 1876 and assisted in the establishment of the dressed-beef industry. He served as mayor of Hammond 1888-1893. He served as president of the Commercial Bank of Hammond 1892-1907.

Hammond was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894. He resumed his former business pursuits. He also engaged in the real estate business and banking. He served as member of the city council. He was appointed by Governor Hanly a member of the metropolitan police board. He died in Hammond, Indiana, September 21, 1909. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David H. Patton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1893 – 1895
Succeeded by
Jethro A. Hatch

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