Thomas R. Lamont

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Thomas R. Lamont
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Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
In office
June 22, 2009 (2009-June-22) September 30, 2013 (2013-September-30)
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Ronald J. James
Succeeded byDebra S. Wada
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Illinois State University (B.A.)
University of Illinois (J.D.)
ProfessionAttorney

Thomas R. Lamont was the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), from June 22, 2009, to September 30, 2013.

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Biography

Thomas R. Lamont was educated at Illinois State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1969, and at the University of Illinois College of Law, receiving a law degree in 1972.

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In the mid-1970s, he worked as Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. He later practiced law in Chicago at the firms of Gordon & Glickson and Altheimer & Gray, and at the Springfield, Illinois law firm of Brown, Hay & Stephens. As a lawyer, Lamont's practice focused on Government Law and Legislative Affairs.

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In addition to his work as a lawyer, Lamont was involved in community and public service in a number of ways. For over 25 years, he served as a Judge Advocate General for the Illinois Army National Guard, eventually becoming Judge Advocate of the Illinois Staff, and retiring with the rank of colonel in 2007. In 1990, Lamont was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Illinois system. He later served as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He also served on the Military Academy Appointments Committee of U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon (DIll.).

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On April 27, 2009, President of the United States Barack Obama nominated Lamont to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and, after Senate confirmation, Lamont was sworn into office on June 22, 2009.

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Preceded by
Ronald J. James
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
June 22, 2009 President
Succeeded by
Incumbent