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Thomas Vilsack is the former Iowa governor who served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President Barack Obama from 2009-2017. Tom Vilsack was born in Pittsburgh and abandoned at a Catholic orphanage as an infant; he was adopted and raised by Bud and Dolly Vilsack. He attended Hamilton College in New York, where he earned an undergraduate degree in 1972. At Hamilton he met his future wife, Ann Christine Bell; they married in 1973. After Vilsack received a law degree from the Universit More »
Born: December 13, 1950 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)


Thomas James Vilsack is an American politician and lawyer who served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 until 2017. A member of the Iowa Democratic Party, Vilsack also served as the 40th Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007. On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for ...


Jan 13, 2017 ... In a surprise move, Tom Vilsack, the head of the USDA, has abruptly quit and, apparently, boarded a flight home, according to the Associated Press. Update: After a brief conversation with the USDA, we've updated this post to reflect some new information. Vilsack has served as the head of the USDA since ...


Jan 17, 2017 ... In the meantime, there is still no head of the USDA.


Dec 7, 2017 ... Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tom Vilsack and learn more about the former US Secretary of Agriculture.


May 20, 2017 ... Ella Vilsack died from a sudden illness, a spokesman for the family said Saturday .


Jan 17, 2017 ... Editorial Content Director Dave Kurns takes a long look at Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's career as his time winds down at the USDA.


Jan 17, 2017 ... Tom Vilsack, who stepped down as agriculture secretary last week, will spend his next professional chapter as cheerleader in chief for U.S. dairy exporters. The longest-serving member of Barack Obama's cabinet is set to begin his new job as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council on Feb.


Jul 22, 2016 ... At Biography.com, find out more about the life and career of Tom Vilsack, who has served as mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, state senator and governor of Iowa. He became the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 2009.


Jan 13, 2017 ... Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sent the following message to all USDA employees: I want to take this opportunity on my final day at USDA to express my profound gratitude to the people who work at USDA. Every day, nearly 90000 people leave their families and the comfort of their home to do ...