KINDNESS, Thomas Norman, (1929 - 2004)


Photograph, 1983-1984, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KINDNESS, Thomas Norman, a Representative from Ohio; born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., August 26, 1929; graduated from Glendale High School, Glendale, Calif., 1947; A.B., University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1951; LL.B., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1953; lawyer, private practice; assistant counsel Champion International Corp., 1957-1973; mayor of Hamilton, Ohio, 1964-1967; member, Hamilton, Ohio, City Council, 1964-1969; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1971-1974; delegate, Ohio State Republican conventions, 1971-1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1987); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada; was not a candidate for reelection in 1986, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; died on January 8, 2004, in Exeter, England.