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Daschle biography

NAME — Thomas Andrew Daschle
/ Source: The Associated Press

NAME — Thomas Andrew Daschle

AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION — 61; Dec. 9, 1947; Aberdeen, South Dakota

EXPERIENCE — distinguished senior fellow, Center for American Progress; special public policy adviser, Alston & Bird; Senate minority leader, 2003-2005; Senate majority leader, 2001-2003; Senate minority leader, 1995-2001; U.S. Senate, 1987-2005; U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1986; aide to Sen. James Abourezk, 1972-77; representative for financial investment firm; intelligence officer, U.S. Air Force, 1969-72.

EDUCATION — B.A. in political science, South Dakota State University, 1969.

FAMILY — Wife, Linda Hall Daschle; three children from a previous marriage.