Thomas Pelly

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Thomas M. Pelly

Thomas Minor Pelly (22 August 1902 – 21 November 1973), an American politician born in Seattle, Washington,[1] served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1973. He represented the First Congressional District of Washington as a Republican. Due to health concerns, he did not run for re-election in 1972. Pelly died while in California in 1973.[1] Pelly is interred at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park.[1]

He was the grandson of Thomas T. Minor, an early Seattle mayor.

1968 election

In 1968, Pelly was challenged by John E. McCluskey, a Democrat from Seattle.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hugh Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 1st congressional district

1953 – 1973
Succeeded by
Joel Pritchard