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|United States Senator
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
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Mike Synar|
|Succeeded by||Brad Carson|
March 14, 1948|
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
|Died||March 28, 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State University|
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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