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Tom Coburn
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United States Senator
from Oklahoma
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Don Nickles
Succeeded by James Lankford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 2nd district
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Mike Synar
Succeeded by Brad Carson
Personal details
Born (1948-03-14)March 14, 1948
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Died March 28, 2020(2020-03-28) (aged 72)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carolyn Coburn
Residence Muskogee, Oklahoma
Alma mater Oklahoma State University
Occupation physician

Thomas Allen Coburn (March 14, 1948 – March 28, 2020) was an American politician and medical doctor. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator of Oklahoma from 2005 to 2015. He was nicknamed Dr. No because of he blocked many spending bills many times.

He announced in January 2014 that he would leave the senate at the end of the 113th United States Congress and submitted his resignation letter to Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin.

Coburn died on March 28, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma from prostate cancer, aged 72.

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