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BLILEY, Thomas Jerome, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Chesterfield County, Va., January 28, 1932;
attended private schools; graduated, Benedictine High School, Richmond, 1948; B.A., Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C., 1952; served in the United States Navy, lieutenant, 1952-1955;
president, Joseph W. Bliley Co. Funeral Home; vice-mayor, Richmond, 1968-1970; mayor,
Richmond, 1970-1977; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the nine succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 2001); chairman, Committee on Commerce (One Hundred
Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One
Hundred Seventh Congress.