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Tom Pauken

Born: Jan 11, 1944

Birthplace: Victoria

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Tom Pauken

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1944
Birth Place : Victoria

Thomas Weir "Tom" Pauken is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. Pauken is a former member and chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission. A former long-term resident of Dallas, who now resides in the resort community of Port Aransas in Nueces County on the Texas Gulf Coast, Pauken is a businessman, lawyer, and the author of two books. He served as chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 1994 to 1997 during the transition period when the party leaped quickly from minority to majority status at the statewide level. A staunch conservative, Pauken also served on President Ronald W. Reagan's White House staff. On August 21, 2006, Governor Rick Perry named Pauken to chairman the Texas Task Force on Appraisal Reform to study and make recommendations on how to address Texans' continuing concerns over property appraisals. In March 2008, Perry appointed Pauken chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, which administers state unemployment compensation benefits, provides workforce development services, and maintains and issues state labor market data.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • Thomas W Pauken


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