Tom Schweich

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Tom Schweich
36th Auditor of Missouri
In office
January 10, 2011 – February 26, 2015
GovernorJay Nixon
Preceded bySusan Montee
Succeeded byJohn Watson (acting)
Personal details
Born(1960-10-02)October 2, 1960
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
DiedFebruary 26, 2015(2015-02-26) (aged 54)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kathleen Schweich
Alma materYale University
Harvard University
WebsiteCampaign website

Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (October 2, 1960 – February 26, 2015) was an American politician, diplomat, attorney, and author. A member of the Republican Party, Schweich served as State Auditor of Missouri.

Prior to being elected State Auditor, he served as the U.S. Coordinator for Counternarcotics and Justice Reform in Afghanistan.[1] While in that position, he was given the rank of Ambassador by U.S. President George W. Bush.[2]

In the 2010 election, Schweich was elected State Auditor, defeating Democratic incumbent Susan Montee.[3] He was reelected in 2014 without opposition. In 2015, Schweich announced he would run for Governor of Missouri in the 2016 election. On February 26, 2015, he died as a result of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tom Schweich". Mitt Romney - Free and Strong America PAC. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010.
  2. Lee Enterprises. "GOP race for state auditor still up for grabs". Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. "Official Election Returns State of Missouri General Election - November 2, 2010 General Election". Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2015.