Published November 19, 2008
NAME -- Thomas Andrew Daschle
AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION -- 60; 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.