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Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)

Tom Cole (born April 28, 1949) is a politician from the state of Oklahoma, currently representing Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District (map) in the U.S. House. As of 2005, Cole--a member of the Chickasaw Nation--is the only registered Native American in the House of Representatives. He actively serves on the Rules Committee and the Ethics Committee, is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and is a Deputy Majority Whip. Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) File links The following pages link to this file: Tom Cole Categories: United States government images ... Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) File links The following pages link to this file: Tom Cole Categories: United States government images ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Young Chickasaw warrior The Chickasaws are a Native American people of the United States, originally from present-day Mississippi, now mostly living in Oklahoma. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Native Americans in the United States (also known as Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States and their descendants in...


Although born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cole is a fifth-generation Oklahoman, raised in Moore, Oklahoma. He graduated from Grinnell College in 1971 with a BA in History. His postgraduate degrees include an MA from Yale University (1974) and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma (1984), both in British History. Cole did research abroad as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and was a Fulbright Fellow (1977-78) at the University of London. He was a college professor in history and politics before becoming a politician. Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Moore is a rapidly growing suburb located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... Grinnell College is a liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, USA. It was founded on June 10, 1846, when a group of transplanted New England Congregationalists with strong social-reformer backgrounds organized themselves as the Trustees of Iowa College. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ... The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a grant that enables graduating seniors to pursue a year of independent study outside the United States. ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden, home to the universitys central administrative offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges and institutes which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ...


Cole is a major figure in contemporary Oklahoma politics. Following his mother Helen, who served as a state representative and senator, Cole served in the Oklahoma State Senate from 1988 to 1991 as a Republican, resigning mid-term to accept a job in Washington. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Oklahoma Secretary of State under Frank Keating, and assisted with the recovery efforts following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He has also served as Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, first gaining the office by defeating Tom Guild. This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Frank Keating as Governor of Oklahoma Francis Anthony (Frank) Keating (born February 10, 1944) is an American politician who was the Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. ... Damage to the Murrah building before cleanup began. ...


Cole has been heavily involved in national politics as well, having served both as Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee and as Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee. He also spent two years working as a paid consultant for the United States Chamber of Commerce. But Cole's primary involvement in politics has been as a political consultant. His firm (Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass and Associates) played a large part in the reconstruction of Oklahoma's political landscape, and backed a number of candidates that took office during the Republican Revolution of 1994. Among their clients have been Frank Keating, J.C. Watts, Tom Coburn, Frank Lucas, Mary Fallin, Wes Watkins, Steve Largent, Mississippi congressman Chip Pickering, and Hawaii governor Linda Lingle. The National Republican Congressional Committee is the Republican Hill committee for the United States House of Representatives, working to elect Republicans to that body. ... Bush/Cheney, 2004 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman is the current Chairman of the RNC. The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the United States Republican Party. ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the worlds largest not-for-profit business federation, representing 3,000,000 businesses 2,800 state and local chambers 830 business associations They are staffed with policy specialists, lobbyists and lawyers. ... Political consulting is the business which has grown up around advising and assisting political campaigns, primarily in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U.S. House election, 1994. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and U.S. Senator from the state of Oklahoma. ... Frank D. Lucas (b. ... Mary Fallin is the Lt. ... Wesley Wade Watkins (b. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a former football player who later entered politics, serving as a congressman from Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... Charles Willis Pickering, Jr. ... Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter June 4, 1953) has been Governor of Hawaii since being sworn in on December 2, 2002. ...


During his initial campaign for the House of Representatives in 2002, Cole received the endorsement of Watts, the popular outgoing congressman. This helped him win a hard-fought general election over Democratic nominee Darryl Roberts. Cole subsequently won an easy re-election campaign in 2004 against independent candidate Charlene Bradshaw. He is expected to run for a third term in 2006. At present, he has no announced opponents of any party, although State Senator Cal Hobson (D-Norman) is rumored to be looking at the race. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as...


Cole has a wife, Ellen, and one son, Mason. He is a member of the United Methodist Church, and lives in Moore, Oklahoma. The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist, the largest mainline, and, after the Southern Baptist Convention, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. ...


Political Statements

In March 2004, Cole caused an uproar when he stated in a speech "What do you think Hitler would have thought if Roosevelt would've lost the election in 1944? He would not have thought American resolve was strengthening. What would the Confederacy have thought if Lincoln would have lost the election of 1864?" [1] He went on to say "I promise you this, if George Bush loses the election, Usama bin Laden wins the election. It's that simple. It will be interpreted that way by enemies of the United States around the world." [2] Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only person to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...


Local news outlets paraphrased the the statement to read that Cole was comparing Senator Kerry to Hitler and to Osama bin Laden. Cole was forced to retract his comments about Hitler, but refused to do so about bin Laden.


Election History

2002 Congressional Election, OK-4


Tom Cole (R) - 106,452 (53.83%)


Darryl Roberts (D) - 91,322 (46.17%)



2004 Congressional Election, OK-4


Tom Cole (R) - 198,985 (77.77%)


Charlene Bradshaw (I) - 56,869 (22.23%)


External link

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Oklahoma Congressional Delegation serving in the 109th United States Congress
Senators James Inhofe (R), Tom Coburn (R)
Representative(s) John Sullivan (R), Dan Boren (D), Frank Lucas (R), Tom Cole (R), Ernest Istook (R)

Current Delegations: AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY | AS DC GU PR VI File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Oklahoma to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, comprised of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ... James Mountain Inhofe, usually known as Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and U.S. Senator from the state of Oklahoma. ... 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Tom Cole at AllExperts (646 words)
Tom Cole (born April 28, 1949) is a politician from the state of Oklahoma, currently representing Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District (map) in the U.S. House.
Cole did research abroad as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and was a Fulbright Fellow (1977-78) at the University of London.
Cole has been heavily involved in national politics as well, having served both as Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee and as Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee.
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