Tom Barrett (politician)

Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1953-)

Thomas Mark Barrett (born December 8, 1953) is an American politician. Barrett is the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg since 2022. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was the 44th Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2004 until 2021.[1] He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003.

Tom Barrett
Thomas M. Barrett, U.S. Ambassador.jpg
United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
Assumed office
February 10, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byRandy Evans
44th Mayor of Milwaukee
In office
April 19, 2004 – December 22, 2021
Preceded byMarvin Pratt (acting)
Succeeded byCavalier Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byJim Moody
Succeeded byJim Sensenbrenner
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 5th district
In office
December 13, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byMordecai Lee
Succeeded byPeggy Rosenzweig
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 14th district
In office
January 7, 1985 – December 13, 1989
Preceded byThomas Crawford
Succeeded byDavid Cullen
Personal details
Born
Thomas Mark Barrett

(1953-12-08) December 8, 1953 (age 68)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kris Barrett
Children4
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (BA, JD)
WebsiteCity website

Barrett ran for Governor of Wisconsin in 2010, losing in the general election to Republican Scott Walker. Barrett ran for governor in the 2012 recall election and was defeated again by Walker.

On August 25, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his plans to nominate Barrett to be the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg.[2] His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mayor Barrett's Biography". City of Milwaukee. Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  2. "President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Two Leaders in U.S. Foreign Policy and Aid". The White House. Retrieved 25 August 2021.