AMLIE, Thomas Ryum, (1897 - 1973)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

AMLIE, Thomas Ryum, a Representative from Wisconsin; born on a farm near Binford, Griggs County, N.Dak., April 17, 1897; attended the public schools, Cooperstown (N.Dak.) High School, the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; was graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1923; was admitted to the Wisconsin bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Beloit, Wis.; moved to Elkhorn, Wis., in 1927 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Allen Cooper and served from October 13, 1931, to March 3, 1933; was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; elected as a Progressive to the Seventy-fourth and to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938, but was an unsuccessful Progressive candidate for nomination for United States Senator; nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 to be a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission but subsequently requested that his name be withdrawn; resumed the practice of law; author; resided in Madison, Wis., until his death there August 22, 1973; cremated; ashes interred at Sunset Memory Gardens.


Long, Robert E. “Thomas Amlie: A Political Biography.” Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1969.