This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations . (March 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Illinois's 15th district
July 2, 1991 –January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Edward R. Madigan|
|Succeeded by||Timothy V. Johnson|
|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives|
|Born||September 19, 1935|
|Alma mater||Millikin University|
Thomas W. "Tom" Ewing (born September 19, 1935 in Atlanta, Illinois) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and the Illinois State House of Representatives. Ewing was a state representative from 1974 to 1991, and a U.S. Congressman representing the 15th district of Illinois from July 2, 1991 until his retirement on January 3, 2001. In January 1995 he was named a Deputy Republican House Whip. While a U.S. Congressman, Thomas Ewing was considered to be a Conservative, favoring a smaller, less intrusive government, but more on economic issues than on social ones.
Atlanta is a city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,692 at the 2010 census.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the United States.
Ewing has a B.S. from Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, where he was a member of the Illinois Delta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Ewing served in the United States Army Reserve from 1957 to 1963. He practiced law privately from 1968 until 1991, and Ewing was the Livingston County, Illinois Assistant State's Attorney from 1968 until 1973. He earned his seat in Congress after a special election was called following the resignation of Edward Madigan.
A Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.
Millikin University is a private university in Decatur, Illinois. It was founded in 1901 by prominent Decatur businessman James Millikin and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois, with a population of 76,122 as of the 2010 Census. The city was founded in 1829 and is situated along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur in Central Illinois. In 2017, the city's estimated population was 72,174.
During his tenure in the Illinois General Assembly he served as a member of the Agriculture Committee and as chairman of the House Revenue Committee. He was considered an expert on revenue and fiscal matters. In Congress Ewing served on the House Committee on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, and House Administration. He chaired the Agriculture Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. A leader in the Congressional Rural Caucus, Ewing used his Agriculture Subcommittee chairmanship to call attention to the concerns of the nation’s farmers. He was elevated to Deputy Whip in the GOP party structure.
Ewing took an active part in the Republican Revolution that brought his party to the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in more than 40 years. He was selected by Newt Gingrich to take his chairmanship of the Conservative Opportunity Society when he was elected House Speaker in 1995. A strong supporter of the Contract for America, he championed those efforts to achieve a balanced budget. Ewing was instrumental in rallying the support to elect Dennis Hastert Speaker of the House in 1998. In December 2000 he introduced the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000.
The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA) is United States federal legislation that officially ensured modernized regulation of financial products known as over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. It was signed into law on December 21, 2000 by President Bill Clinton. It clarified the law so most OTC derivative transactions between "sophisticated parties" would not be regulated as "futures" under the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 (CEA) or as "securities" under the federal securities laws. Instead, the major dealers of those products would continue to have their dealings in OTC derivatives supervised by their federal regulators under general "safety and soundness" standards. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) desire to have "functional regulation" of the market was also rejected. Instead, the CFTC would continue to do "entity-based supervision of OTC derivatives dealers." These derivatives, including the credit default swap, are a few of the many causes of the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent 2008–2012 global recession.
From 2001 to 2007, Ewing served as the chairman of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, a joint effort of the Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy to encourage renewable fuel development and production. The position was a non-paying appointment. He is a former director of the Energy Future Coalition and the Future Commodity Trading Commission, a regulatory body over America’s future exchanges. He is also a former director of the Institute for Representative Government, a federally-funded bipartisan effort to advance democratic principles among the leaders of developing nations.
He served 12 years as Chairman of Monsanto’s National Grower Advisory Council, a distinguished group made up of the elected chairmen and CEOs of the most major agricultural commodities and connected trade promotion groups in America.
He has received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Lincoln College, The John Marshall Law School, and Millikin University. In 2002 he was honored by being selected by the Millikin Board of Trustees as a recipient of the Millikin Medallion Society award, the Illinois Farm Bureau Charles B. Shuman Distinguished Service Award, and inducted into the Hall of Fame of the 67th Sigma Alpha Epsilon Leadership School.
In 2005 and 2006 he completed two task force assignments: first, with the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations to examine the future of U.S. agriculture policy, and second, as co-chairman of the Aspen Institute’s three-day symposium on achieving the security, environmental, and economic potential of bioenergy.
He is a former director of the Energy Future Coalition and the Future Commodity Trading Commission, a regulatory body over America’s future exchanges. He is also a former director of the Institute for Representative Government, a federally-funded bipartisan effort to advance democratic principles among the leaders of developing nations. He is a retired director of the Pontiac National Bank Holding Company.
He is working on several major initiatives to advance the development of alternate and renewable energy sources that would benefit our national economy, contribute to national defense, and reduce our need for imported oil, and was a member of the Steering Committee of the Ag Energy Working Group 25x25. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation, is active with Fix the Debt, a campaign of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the Washington law firm Davis & Harman LLP.
Congressman Ewing and his wife Connie are the parents of six adult children.
The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a nonprofit public service. It televises many proceedings of the United States federal government, as well as other public affairs programming. The C-SPAN network includes the television channels C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3, the radio station WCSP-FM, and a group of websites which provide streaming media and archives of C-SPAN programs. C-SPAN's television channels are available to approximately 100 million cable and satellite households within the United States, while WCSP-FM is broadcast on FM radio in Washington, D.C. and is available throughout the U.S. on SiriusXM via Internet streaming, and globally through apps for iOS, BlackBerry, and Android devices.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Edward R. Madigan
| U.S. Representative of Illinois' 15th Congressional District |
Timothy V. Johnson
Joel Maurice Hefley is an American Republican politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 5th Congressional District of Colorado from 1987 to 2007. His wife, Dr. Lynn Hefley, is, like him, a former member of the Colorado State House of Representatives. They have three daughters.
Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district from 1995 until his retirement in 2015. The district includes much of central Washington including the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Moses Lake. The most conservative Republican in Washington's Congressional delegation, he chaired the House Committee on Ethics from 2005 to 2007 and chaired the House Committee on Natural Resources from 2011 to his leaving office.
Wayne Edward Whitfield is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative of Kentucky's 1st congressional district from January 1995, until his resignation in September 2016. He is a member of the Republican Party.
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger III is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 2nd congressional district since 2003. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as an Assistant State Attorney of Maryland from 1972 to 1980, a Baltimore County Councilman from 1985 to 1994 and the Baltimore County Executive from 1994 until 2002. He was the Ranking Member of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 to 2015.
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III, popularly known as Connie Mack III, is an American Republican former politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida from 1983 to 1989 and then as a Senator from 1989 to 2001. He also served as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference from 1997 to 2001.
Lee Herbert Hamilton is a former member of the United States House of Representatives and a member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council. A member of the Democratic Party, Hamilton represented the 9th congressional district of Indiana from 1965 to 1999. Following his departure from Congress, he has served on a number of governmental advisory boards, most notably as the vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission.
Robert Ernest Andrews is an American Democratic politician who served as a U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1990 to 2014. The district included most of Camden County and parts of Burlington County and Gloucester County.
Christopher Henry Smith is an American politician currently serving in his 20th term as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district, having served since 1981. The district includes portions of Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Thomas Jeffery Cole is the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party serving as Deputy Minority Whip. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 2006 to 2008, he was, during his tenure, the fourth-ranking Republican leader in the House. Cole – a member of the Chickasaw Nation – is one of only four registered Native Americans in Congress, the other being fellow Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin and Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico.
James Robert Mann was an American legislator and U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1897–1922. He was a member of the Republican party, and served as House Minority Leader from 1911 to 1919.
Robert Freeman Smith is an American politician.
David Evans Skaggs is a former Democratic Congressman from the state of Colorado who served from 1987 to 1999.
Joseph Michael McDade was an American politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives, having represented Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district.
Gus Michael Bilirakis is an American politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district since January 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district, numbered as the 9th district from 2007 to 2013, includes much of the northern portion of the Tampa Bay Area. He has also served in the Florida House of Representatives.
William Reynolds Archer Jr. is a retired American lawyer and politician. Archer served two terms, from 1967 to 1971, in the Texas House of Representatives – changing from the Democratic to the Republican party in 1969 – and later represented Texas in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican for 30 years, from 1971 until 2001, serving for his last six years as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
Horatio Chapin Burchard was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, 15th Director of the United States Mint, member of the International Statistical Institute, and father of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Robert Bruce Chiperfield, son of United States Congressman Burnett Mitchell Chiperfield, was an Illinois lawyer and 12-term U.S. Representative from Illinois. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs during the early years of the Eisenhower administration.
John Rice Carter is the U.S. Representative serving Texas's 31st congressional district since 2003. He is a Republican. The district includes the northern suburbs of Austin, as well as Fort Hood.
Timothy Alan Huelskamp was the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district from 2011 to 2017. Huelskamp, a member of the Republican Party, was rated the least bipartisan member of the House during the 114th Congress by The Lugar Center - McCourt school Bipartisan Index. Prior to entering Congress, he represented the 38th District of the Kansas Senate from 1997 until 2011. Huelskamp, who was known for his strong social conservatism, was the chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus from February 2015. He ran for re-election in 2016 but was defeated in the Republican primary on August 2, 2016, by Roger Marshall. His term in the House continued until January 3, 2017.
Rodney Lee Davis is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district since 2013. A Republican, Davis successfully ran for re-election in 2014, 2016, and 2018.