Thomas M. Davis

Thomas Milburn "Tom" Davis III ( born January 5, 1949 in Minot, North Dakota) is an American politician. Between 1995 and 2008 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Davis studied at the United States Capitol Page School and then to 1971 at Amherst College in Massachusetts. In the years 1971 and 1972 he served in the U.S. Army, the Reserve he served until 1979. Until 1975 he studied at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Jura. He then worked as a private businessman. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1980 and 1994 he sat in the District of Fairfax County; from 1991 he was its chairman.

In the congressional elections of 1994, Davis was in the eleventh electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of him previously defeated Democrat Leslie L. Byrne on January 3, 1995. After five elections he could remain until his resignation on 24 November 2008 in Congress. In his time as a Member of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. From 2003 to 2007 he was Chairman of the Committee on Government Reform; he managed between 1999 and 2003, the National Republican Congressional Committee.

After his resignation from Congress Thomas Davis worked for a consulting firm in Washington. To date, he is the president of the moderate intra-party organization Republican Main Street Partnership. At times, he gave lectures on politics at various universities. Since December 2010, Davis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He is married and father of three children.