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Tom Cole's Biography

Office: U.S. House (OK) - District 4, Republican

Contact Information

100 East 13th Street
Suite 213
Ada, OK 74820

711 Southwest D Avenue
Suite 201
Lawton, OK 73501

2424 Springer Drive
Suite 201
Norman, OK 73069

2207 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Tom Cole

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Ellen; 1 Child: Mason

Birth Date:

04/28/1949

Birth Place:

Shreveport, LA

Home City:

Moore, OK

Religion:

United Methodist

PhD, 19th Century British History, University of Oklahoma, 1984

MA, British History, Yale University, 1974

BA, History, Grinnell College, 1971

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 4, 2002-present

Deputy Whip, Republican Conference

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 4, 2018

Secretary of State, State of Oklahoma, 1995-1999

Senator, Oklahoma State Senate, 1989-1991

Member, Aerospace Caucus, present

Member, Career & Technical Education Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Battlefield Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on United States-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans, present

Member, Congressional History Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Swedish Caucus, present

Member, Congressional TRIO Caucus, present

Member, Conservative Opportunity Society, present

Member, Depot Caucus, present

Member, General Aviation Caucus, present

Member, Invisible Wounds Caucus, present

Member, Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, present

Member, National Guard and Reserve Caucus, present

Member, National Service Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Native American Caucus, present

Member, Natural Gas Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Pre-K Caucus, present

Member, Pro-Life Caucus, present

Member, Rare Earth Caucus, present

Member, UAV Caucus, present

Member, USO Caucus, present

Former Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Committee on the Library, United States Congress

Former Member, Joint Committee on the Library, United States Congress

Former Chair, National Republican Congressional Committee

Member, Republican Steering Committee

Former Faculty, Oklahoma Baptist University

Former District Director, Representative Mickey Edwards

Former Faculty, University of Oklahoma

Founding Partner/President, Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass and Associates, 1988-2002

Chief of Staff, Republican National Committee, 1999-2000

Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee, 1991-1993

Member, Congressional Advisory Board, Aspen Institute, present

Member, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, present

Member, Chickasaw Nation

Member, National Board, Fulbright Association

Member, Moore Chamber of Commerce

Member, Moore Public Schools Foundation for Excellence

Member, Norman Chamber of Commerce

Member, Oklahoma Academy for State Goals

Member, Oklahoma Historical Society

Chair, Oklahoma Republican Party, 1985-1989

Astrological Sign:

Taurus

Awards:

Congressional Leadership Award, National Congress of American Indians, 2007; Five Freshmen to Watch, Roll Call; Inductee, Chickasaw Hall of Fame, 2004

Father's Name:

John

Father's Occupation:

Air Force

Mother's Name:

Helen

Mother's Occupation:

State Senator, Town Mayor

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