Thomas Sylvy Gordon Edit Profile
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gordon attended the parochial schools and was graduated from St. Stanislaus College, Chicago, Illinois, in 1912.
He engaged in the banking business 1916-1920. Associated with a Polish-language daily newspaper 1921-1942, starting as a clerk and advancing to head cashier and office manager. He served as commissioner of Chicago West Parks 1933-1936 and of public vehicle licenses 1936-1939.
He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936. City treasurer of Chicago, Illinois from 1939 to 1942. Gordon was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959).
He served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (Eighty-fifth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1958. He died in Chicago, Illinois, January 22, 1959.
He was interred in St. Adalbert Cemetery (Niles), Chicago, Illinois.
Member 78th-84th Congresses, 8th Illinois Dist. Member Polish Roman Cath.
Married Celia Balcer. Children: Phil, Thomas, Romona, Natalie.