RAILSBACK, Thomas Fisher, (1932 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

RAILSBACK, Thomas Fisher, a Representative from Illinois; born in Moline, Rock Island County, Ill., January 22, 1932; attended the public schools of Moline, Ill.; B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 1954; J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Ill., 1957; United States Army, 1957-1959; admitted to the bar in 1957; lawyer, private practice; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1962-1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1983); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1982; is a resident of Palm Desert, Calif.