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Tom Corcoran in 1977

Tom Corcoran in 1977

Thomas J. Corcoran served as president of the Illiinois State Society of Washington, DC from 1971 to 1972 while he was the Washington representative for Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. But in 1976 he was elected to Congress.

Tom was born in Ottawa, LaSalle County, Ill., May 23, 1939; attended the parochial schools of Ottawa and Peru, Ill.; B.A., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1961; graduate work at University of Illinois, 1962; University of Chicago, 1963; Northwestern University, 1967; served in the United States Army, 1963-1965; director, State of Illinois Office, Washington, D.C., 1969-1972; served as administrative assistant to State senate president, 1973-1974; vice president, Chicago-North Western Transportation Co., 1974-1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the Ninety-ninth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1984; owner of a consulting and financial services corporation in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, 1985 to present; is a resident of Chicago, Ill., and McLean, Va.

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