Steed, Thomas Jefferson, 1904-1983

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Thomas Jefferson Steed was born in Texas in 1904 and moved to Oklahoma with his family when he was four. Prior to his Congressional career Mr. Steed worked in the newspaper business and served as the managing editor of the Shawnee, Oklahoma newspaper. He was elected as a Democrat from Oklahoma's fourth district in 1948 and was reelected to each succeeding congress for the next 32 years, retiring in 1981.

During his tenure in Congress, Steed served on the Appropriations, Small Business, Public Works, and Education Committees, as well as the Transportation Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Military Construction. His most powerful legislative position was that of Chair of the Appropriation Subcommittee on the Treasury and Post Office Committee. He also served as a member of the Federal Paperwork Commission in the late 1970s. Tom Steed died in Shawnee, Oklahoma on June 8, 1983.

From the description of Congressional papers, 1939-1981, bulk 1948-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 518190475

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creatorOf Cartwright, Wilburn, 1892-1979. Congressional papers, 1898-1951. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf Harris, Fred R., 1930-. Papers, 1963-1976. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Morris, Toby. Toby Morris photograph collection, 1947-1961. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf United States Capitol Historical Society. Oral history collection, 1976-1991. Library of Congress
creatorOf Carl Bert Albert Congressional papers, 1910-1998, bulk 1946-1998. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn United States Capitol Historical Society Oral History Interviews, 1976-1991 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Steed, Thomas Jefferson, 1904-1983. Congressional papers, 1939-1981, bulk 1948-1980. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
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Soil conservation
Indians of North America--Law and legislation
Military bases--Law and legislation
Veterans--Law and legislation
Public welfare--Law and legislation
Rural electrification
Gun control
Public health
Interstate Highway System
Public works--Law and legislation
Water resources development
Labor laws and legislation


Birth 1904-03-02

Death 1983-06-08



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