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Tom Coburn

Born: Mar 14, 1948

Birthplace: Casper

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Tom Coburn

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1948
Birth Place : Casper

Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn is an American politician and medical doctor. A member of the Republican Party, he was the junior United States Senator from Oklahoma. Coburn was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 as part of the Republican Revolution. He upheld his campaign pledge to serve no more than three consecutive terms and did not run for re-election in 2000. In 2004, he returned to political office with a successful run for the U.S. Senate. Coburn was re-elected to a second term in 2010 and pledged not to seek a third term in 2016. In January, 2014, Coburn announced he would retire before the natural expiration of his final term. He submitted an irrevocable letter of resignation to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, effective at the end of the 113th Congress. Coburn is a fiscal and social conservative, known for his opposition to deficit spending and pork barrel projects and for his leadership in the pro-life movement. Described as the "godfather of the modern conservative, austerity movement", he supports term limits, gun rights and the death penalty and opposes LGBT rights and embryonic stem cell research.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Physician

Also known as


  • Dr. Tom Coburn
  • Tom A. Coburn
  • Thomas Allen Coburn
  • Tom A. Coburn M.D.

Spouse


  • Carolyn Coburn

Children


  • Sarah Coburn
  • Callie Coburn
  • Katie Coburn
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