Tom Campbell (California politician)

Thomas John "Tom" Campbell ( born August 14, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American politician. Between 1989 and 2001 he represented two times the state of California in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tom Campbell visited the Hardy Preparatory School in Chicago and then to 1969 the local St. Ignatius High School until 1965. Then he studied until 1973 at the University of Chicago. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his 1976, admitted to the bar he began in Chicago to work in this profession. At the same time he studied until 1980 at the University of Chicago economics. Politically, Campbell joined the Republican Party. In the years 1980 and 1981 he was a consultant to the White House staff; between 1981 and 1983 he was a member of the Federal Trade Commission. From 1983 to 1988 he taught at Stanford University law.

In the congressional elections of 1988, Campbell was in the twelfth electoral district of California in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ernie Konnyu on January 3, 1989. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1993, two legislative sessions. In 1992, he decided not to run again. Instead, he sought unsuccessfully to his election to the U.S. Senate. Between 1993 and 1995, Campbell was a member of the Senate of California.

Following the resignation of Mr Norman Mineta Campbell was elected to the due election for the 15th seat of California as his successor again in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on 12 December 1995. After two re- elections he could spend in Congress until January 3, 2001, two further terms. In 2000 he gave up another candidacy. This time, he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. From 2002 to 2008, Campbell Dean of Haas School of Business; He is Dean of Chapman Law School since 2011. For the year 2010, he was planning a run for the governorship. Later changed his plan and decided to run again for the U.S. Senate. He failed in the primaries of his party to Carly Fiorina.