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Thomas Barlow (Kentucky)

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Preceded by  Carroll Hubbard
Education  Haverford College
Name  Thomas Barlow
Resigned  January 3, 1995
Alma mater  Haverford College
Succeeded by  Ed Whitfield
Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party

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Born  August 7, 1940 (age 75) Washington, DC, U.S. (1940-08-07)
Profession  banker and business executive
Role  Former United States Representative
Previous office  Representative (KY 1st District) 1993–1995

Member of congress start date  January 3, 1993

Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Barlow III (August 7, 1940 – January 31, 2017), a Democrat, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives for one term.

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Barlow was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and worked as a banker and business executive, and later as a conservation consultant for the Natural Resources Defense Council from 1971 to 1982. In 1986 he sought election to Congress but was unsuccessful.

In 1992 Barlow ran in the primary against incumbent Democratic representative Carroll Hubbard to represent Kentucky's 1st district in the United States House of Representatives. Barlow upset Hubbard in the primary and won the seat. Barlow served in the 103rd Congress from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 1995.

In 1994 Barlow ran for re-election but was defeated by Ed Whitfield in an election year that saw many Republican victories nationwide as the Republican Party won the House of Representatives for the first time in forty years.

Barlow sought the 1st District House seat again in 1998 but lost. Barlow ran for the United States Senate in 2002 but narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Lois Combs Weinberg. Barlow gained the Democratic nomination for his old seat yet again in 2006 but was again defeated by Ed Whitfield in the general election. He died on January 31, 2017.

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