Tom Vilsack

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Tom Vilsack
30th United States Secretary of Agriculture
From: January 21, 2009-Present
PresidentBarack Hussein Obama
PredecessorEd Schafer
SuccessorIncumbent (no successor)
40th Governor of Iowa
From: January 15, 1999 – January 12, 2007
PredecessorTerry Branstad
SuccessorChet Culver
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Christie Vilsack
Religion Roman Catholic

Tom Vilsack is the former Governor of Iowa and a member of the Democratic Party. He was a candidate early on in the 2008 Presidential Election for the Democratic nomination, but withdrew and endorsed Senator Clinton.[1] He was nominated for Secretary of Agriculture by Barack Obama[2] and was confirmed by the Senate.

References

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,260688,00.html
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Dec17/0,4670,Obama1150,00.html
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