Tom Vilsack

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Tom Vilsack
30th United States Secretary of Agriculture
From: January 21, 2009-Present
President Barack Hussein Obama
Predecessor Ed Schafer
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
40th Governor of Iowa
From: January 15, 1999 – January 12, 2007
Predecessor Terry Branstad
Successor Chet Culver
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.