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Thomas Andrew Daschle

Also Known As: "Tom"
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sebastian C. Daschle and Private
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Laurie S. Fulton
Father of Private; Nathan Daschle and Private

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Tom Daschle, U.S. Senator

Thomas Andrew Daschle, a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota; born in Aberdeen, S. Dak. on December 9, 1947; attended private and public schools; graduated South Dakota State University 1969; served in the United States Air Force 1969-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978 and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1987); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1986; reelected in 1992 and 1998 and served from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 2005; co-chair, Democratic Policy Committee, Democratic Conference (1989-1999); minority leader (1995-June 6, 2001; 2003-2005); majority leader (June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2004; nominated by President Barack Obama to be Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2009, nomination subsequently withdrawn.

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December 9, 1947
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, United States