Thompson circa 2001
|19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
February 2, 2001 – January 26, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Donna Shalala|
|Succeeded by||Mike Leavitt|
|42nd Governor of Wisconsin|
January 5, 1987 – February 1, 2001
|Preceded by||Tony Earl|
|Succeeded by||Scott McCallum|
Tommy George Thompson
November 19, 1941
Elroy, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sue Ann Mashak (1968–present)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
Thompson is the longest serving governor in the state's history. During his term as governor he was the chairman of Amtrak, the nation's passenger rail service. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001 through 2005, appointed by George W. Bush.
After his time in the Bush Administration, Thompson was a partner with the law-firm Akin Gump and Chairman of Deloitte's global healthcare practice and has served on the board of 22 other organizations.
In 2012, he was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat in Wisconsin, hoping to replace retiring Democrat Herb Kohl, but was defeated by Tammy Baldwin, making it his first statewide loss.
- Falcone, Michael (August 12, 2007). "Tommy Thompson Bows Out of Race". The New York Times.
- "Tommy Thompson breaks silence on election; Invites 12 News reporter into Elroy home". WISN-TV. March 7, 2013.