Tom Vilsack facts for kids
|30th United States Secretary of Agriculture|
January 21, 2009
|Preceded by||Ed Schafer|
|40th Governor of Iowa|
January 15, 1999 – January 12, 2007
|Preceded by||Terry Branstad|
|Succeeded by||Chet Culver|
|Born||December 13, 1950
|Alma mater||Hamilton College
Albany Law School
Vilsack was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At college, he met and married his wife, Christie. They moved to Iowa after graduation. They have two children.
Vilsack served in the Iowa State Senate before he ran for governor in 1998. He won that election and the next one in 2002. He chose not to run again in 2006.
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Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Tom Vilsack, and New Hampshire Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill in August 2014, announcing a grant that helps local farms turn commodities into value-added products.
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