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BARRETT, Thomas M.

BARRETT, Thomas M.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


BARRETT, Thomas M., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 8, 1953; graduated from Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, Wis.; B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1976; J.D., University of Wisconsin School of Law, 1980; clerk to United States Judge Robert Warren of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1980-1982; lawyer, private practice; unsuccessful candidate to the Wisconsin state assembly in 1982; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1984-1989; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1989-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2003); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, but was an unsuccessful nominee for Governor of Wisconsin; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 2004-present; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 2010.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1984-2003, 21 cubic feet and 5 photographs. The papers of Thomas Barrett contain news clippings, press releases, office files, and subject and committee files focusing on banking and finance, energy and commerce, education, and health care. This collection is currently unprocessed.
Papers: In the Barbara L. Ulichny Papers, 1977-1992, 8.6 cubic feet. Persons represented include Tom Barrett.
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