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|F. Thomas Ament|
|Milwaukee County Executive|
1992 –February 26, 2002
|Preceded by||Dave Schultz|
|Succeeded by||Janine Geske (interim)|
|Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors|
|Preceded by||William F. O'Donnell|
|Born||Francis Thomas Ament|
November 17, 1937
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died|| March 10, 2014 76) (aged|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Residence||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Marquette University|
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| Milwaukee County Executive |
1992 - 2002
| Succeeded by|
Janine Geske (interim)