VANDERGRIFF, Tommy (Tom) Joe, a Representative from Texas; born in Carrollton, Dallas County,
Tex., January 29, 1926; attended public schools of Carrollton and Arlington,
Tex.; B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1947; automobile
dealer; insurance agency owner; elected, mayor of Arlington, Tex., 1951-1977;
elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth Congress (January 3, 1983-January 3,
1985); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress;
resumed his automobile business; died on December 30, 2010, in Fort Worth, Tex.