|United States Senator|
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Don Nickles|
|Succeeded by||James Lankford|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Oklahoma's 2nd district
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Mike Synar|
|Succeeded by||Brad Carson|
|Born||March 14, 1948|
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
|Died||March 28, 2020 (aged 72)|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State University|
Thomas Allen Coburn (March 14, 1948 – March 28, 2020) was an American politician and medical doctor. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator of Oklahoma from 2005 to 2015. He was nicknamed Dr. No because of he blocked many spending bills many times.
He announced in January 2014 that he would leave the senate at the end of the 113th United States Congress and submitted his resignation letter to Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin.
References[change | change source]
- McFadden, Robert D. (28 March 2020). "Tom Coburn, the 'Dr. No' of Congress, Is Dead at 72". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
- Bernstein, Adam (March 28, 2020). "Tom Coburn, unyielding 'Dr. No' of the House and Senate, dies at 72". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 28, 2020.