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Vilsack was confirmed by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009
Vilsack was confirmed by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009several of President [[Barack Obama]]'s initial cabinet nominees.<ref name="reuters">[http://uk.reuters.com/article/2009/01/20/us-obama-agriculture-idUKTRE50J7ND20090120 ''Reuters'', "Senate confirms Vilsack as agriculture secretary," January 20, 2009]</ref>
Revision as of 08:44, 2 January 2014
|U.S. Secretary of Agriculture|
|February 3, 2009-Present|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||December 17, 2008|
|Confirmed||January 20, 2009|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Governor of Iowa|
|Iowa State Senator|
|Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa|
|J.D.||Albany Law School|
|Birthday||December 13, 1950|
|Place of birth||Pittsburgh, PA|
He previously served two terms as the governor of Iowa after serving as a state senator and as mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
Vilsack was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in an orphanage before being adopted before he was one year old. He graduated from Hamilton College and earned his J.D. from Albany Law School before getting married and moving to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, his wife's hometown. He worked in a private law firm before starting his career in politics.
- 1972: Graduated from Hamilton College
- 1975: Earned J.D. from Albany Law School
- 1975-1998: Lawyer at private law practice
- 1987-1992: Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa
- 1992-1999: State Senator in Iowa's 49th District
- 1999-2007: Governor of Iowa
- 2007: Dropped out of 2008 Presidential race
- 2007-2008: Managing Partner for international law firm Dorsey and Whitney
- 2009-Present: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Vilsack is married with two children and two grandchildren.
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