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Thomas Vilsack's Biography
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Thomas 'Tom' James Vilsack
Wife: Christie; 2 Children: Jess, Doug
JD, Albany Law School, Union University, 1975
BA, Hamilton College, 1972
United States Secretary of Agriculture, 2009-2017
Confirmed by the United States Senate, United States Secretary of Agriculture, January 20, 2009
Nominated by President Obama, United States Secretary of Agriculture, December 17, 2008
Candidate, United States President, 2008
Governor, State of Iowa, 1998-2006
Senator, Iowa State Senate, District 49, 1992-1998
Mayor, Town of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1987-1992
Founding Member, Governors Biotechnology Partnership, present
Former Chair, Ethanol Coalition
Former Chair, Governors Biotechnology Partnership
Former Partner, Bell and Vilsack Law Office
Former Counsel, Dorsey and Whitney
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, American Bar Association, present
Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, present
Member, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, present
Member, Iowa Bar Association, present
Member, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, present
Member, Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, present
Member, Mount Pleasant Noon Rotary Club, present
Member, Saint Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, present
Former Vice Chair, Democratic Governors' Association
Former Chair, Midwest Governor's Conference
Former Member, National Governor's Association Executive Committee
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