Tom Luken

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Tom Luken
Tom Luken 97th Congress 1981.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 5, 1974 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byWilliam J. Keating
Succeeded byBill Gradison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byDonald D. Clancy
Succeeded byBill Gradison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byBill Gradison
Succeeded byCharlie Luken
Mayor of Cincinnati
In office
1971–1972
Preceded byBill Gradison
Succeeded byTed Berry
Personal details
Born(1925-07-09)July 9, 1925
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedJanuary 10, 2018(2018-01-10) (aged 92)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
ChildrenCharlie Luken, Mary Miller, Annie Hall (deceased), Timothy Luken, Margaret Sandman, Elisabeth Luken, Martha Luken, Matthew Luken
Alma materBowling Green State University
Xavier University
Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

Thomas Andrew Luken (July 9, 1925 – January 10, 2018) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was born born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also was the mayor of Cincinnati from 1971 to 1972.

In 1974, Luken won a special election[1] in the Cincinnati-based 1st congressional district to fill out the term of William J. Keating, a Republican who resigned his seat.[2] However, Luken was defeated later that year in his bid for a full term by Republican Bill Gradison.

Luken died on January 10, 2018 in Cincinnati at the age of 92.[3]

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