Tom Vilsack Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of former US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

個人

誕生日: 12月 13, 1950
出生地: Pittsburgh, ペンシルベニア
    Full name: Thomas James Vilsack
    お父さん: Bud Vilsack
    母: Dolly Vilsack
    結婚: Christie (Bell) Vilsack (1973-present)
    子供達: Jess and Doug
    教育: Hamilton College, B.A., 1972; Albany Law School J.D., 1975

    その他の事実

    Was mentioned as a possible running mate for John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election process.
    Adopted as an infant from an orphanage by Bud and Dolly Vilsack.
    Ran for mayor of Mount Pleasant, アイオワ, after his predecessor was shot and killed at a city council meeting.

    タイムライン

    1975-1998 – Practices law.
    1987-1992Mayor of Mount Pleasant, アイオワ.
    1992 – Elected to the Iowa Senate.
    1994 – Wins reelection to the Iowa Senate.
    1998 – Becomes the first Democrat elected governor of Iowa in more than 30 年.
    1月 15, 1999-1月 12, 2007 – Governor of Iowa.
    2004 – Chair of the Democratic GovernorsAssociation.
    11月 9, 2006 – Vilsack files a statement of candidacy to run for the White House in 2008, becoming the first prominent Democrat to do so.
    2月 23, 2007Drops out of the 2008 presidential race.
    行進 26, 2007Endorses Hillary Clinton and becomes co-chairman of her national campaign.
    4月 2007Joins Minneapolis-based international law firm Dorsey and Whitney as a managing partner.
    12月 17, 2008 – Is nominated 沿って President-elect Barack Obama to be agriculture secretary.
    1月 21, 2009 – Is sworn in as the 30th secretary of the Department of Agriculture after a unanimous US Senate confirmation.
    7月 19, 2010 – Calls for the resignation of USDA official Shirley Sherrod after an excerpted video clip of Sherrod is posted online, in which Sherrod discusses an incident involving a white farmer. Vilsack contends that he made the decision without conferring with the White House.
    7月 21, 2010 – Vilsack apologizes to Sherrod after video of the full speech shows that her remarks from the clip were taken out of context. Vilsack offers Sherrod another job with the Department of Agriculture, which she later declines.
    1月 15, 2016 – President Obama names Vilsack his Cabinet-level point person to address the problem of heroin and other opiate use in rural communities.
    1月 13, 2017 – Vilsack steps down as agriculture secretary one week early.
    2月 1, 2017 – Becomes the president and CEO of the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC).
      4月 10, 2017 – Colorado State University announces that Vilsack and his wife, Christie Vilsack, will join the university as advisers.

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