ELIOT, Thomas Hopkinson, (great-grandson of Samuel Atkins Eliot),
a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cambridge, Mass., June
14, 1907; attended Browne and Nichols School; was graduated from Harvard
University in 1928; student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, in 1928
and 1929; was graduated from the law school of Harvard University in 1932; was
admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Buffalo, N.Y.; served as
assistant solicitor in the United States Department of Labor 1933-1935; general
counsel for the Social Security Board 1935-1938; lecturer on government at
Harvard University in 1937 and 1938; regional director of the Wage and Hour
Division in the Department of Labor in 1939 and 1940; unsuccessful candidate
for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; elected as a Democrat to
the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful
candidate for renomination in 1942 and for nomination in 1944 to the
Seventy-ninth Congress; director of the British Division, Office of War
Information, London, England, and special assistant to the United States
Ambassador, 1943; chairman of the appeals committee, National War Labor Board,
1943-1944; served with the Office of Strategic Services in 1944; served as
chief counsel, Division of Power, Department of the Interior, from November
1944 to November 1945; engaged in the practice of law in Boston, Mass.,
1945-1950; professor of political science, Washington University, St. Louis,
Mo., 1952, and of constitutional law 1958; dean of Washington University
College of Liberal Arts, 1961-1962, and chancellor, 1962-1971; vice chairman,
United States Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1963-1967; president,
Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, 1971-1977; teacher, Buckingham, Browne
and Nichols School, 1977-1985; was a resident of Cambridge, Mass., until his
death there on October 14, 1991; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge,
Middlesex County, Mass.
BibliographyEliot, Thomas H.
Recollections of the New Deal: When the People Mattered.
Edited with an introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith. Boston:
Northeastern University Press, 1992; Eliot, Thomas H.
Public and Personal. Edited by Frank OBrien. St. Louis:
Washington University Press, 1971.