Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SAWYER, Thomas Charles (1945-)

SAWYER, THOMAS CHARLES, a Representative from Ohio; born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 15, 1945; graduated from Buchtel High School, Akron, Ohio; B.A., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1968; M.A., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1970; teacher; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1977-1983; mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1984-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 2003); unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002; Senator of Ohio, 2007-present.

University of Akron
Archival Services, University Libraries
Akron, OH
Papers: In the City of Akron, Office of the Mayor, Thomas C. Sawyer records, 1984-1986, 20.35 cubic feet.
The records from the Administration of Thomas C. Sawyer, Mayor of Akron includes the years 1983-1986 and covers a range of topics relating to the governance of Akron in the mid 1980s. This includes Series 1: Office subject files consisting of correspondence, budget and development plans, public relations activities and reports from the cities departments and Series 2: Deputy Mayor's Recycle Energy System files. Of note in this collection are the Recycle Energy System files. Shortly before the Sawyer Administration took office there was an explosion at Akron's Recycling Plant resulting in the death of three people. The Recycle Energy System files in this collection follow the investigation, actions, and the reports concerning that incident. The Recycle Energy System files of Deputy Mayor Anthony O'Leary were included with the Donation of the Mayor's files. His files are organized as a separate series since he was part of Mayor Sawyer's cabinet but maintained his office records separately. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1986-1994, 14 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Thomas Sawyer's 1986 and 1994 campaigns for U.S. Congress in District 14 of Ohio, Democratic Party.