HART, Thomas Charles, (1877 - 1971)

Senate Years of Service: 1945-1946
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

HART, Thomas Charles, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Davidson, Genesee County, Mich., June 12, 1877; attended various public schools in Michigan; graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., in 1897; served in the Regular Navy from graduation until 1945, when placed on the inactive list as an admiral (retired); his naval career covered service afloat during the Spanish-American War and both World Wars; upon retirement, settled in Sharon, Conn.; appointed on February 15, 1945, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis T. Maloney and served from February 15, 1945, to November 5, 1946; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1946; resided in Sharon, Conn., until his death there on July 4, 1971; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.


Leutze, James. A Different Kind of Victory: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981.