HAMMOND, Thomas, (1843 - 1909)

HAMMOND, Thomas, a Representative from Indiana; born in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass., February 27, 1843; attended the common schools; engaged in carpentry and contracting work until twenty-one years of age; moved to Detroit, Mich., and engaged in the packing-house business; moved to Hammond, Lake County, Ind., in 1876 and assisted in the establishment of the dressed-beef industry; mayor of Hammond 1888-1893; president of the Commercial Bank of Hammond 1892-1907; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed his former business pursuits; also engaged in the real estate business and banking; member of the city council; appointed by Governor Hanly a member of the metropolitan police board; died in Hammond, Ind., September 21, 1909; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.