LUKEN, Thomas Andrew, (1925 - 2018)

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LUKEN, Thomas Andrew, (father of Charles J. Luken), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, July 9, 1925; graduated from Purcell High School, 1942; A.B., Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1947; attended Bowling Green State University, Toledo, Ohio, 1943-1944; LL.B., Salmon P. Chase Law School, Cincinnati, 1950; served in the United States Marine Corps, 1943-1945, with rank of first lieutenant; admitted to the Ohio bar in 1950 and commenced practice in Cincinnati; city solicitor, city of Deer Park for four terms, 1955-1961; Federal district attorney, 1961-1964; member, Cincinnati City Council, 1964-1967, 1969-1971, 1973-1974; mayor of Cincinnati, 1971-1972; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1964, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William J. Keating, (March 5, 1974-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Ninety-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for renomination in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress; died on January 10, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.