Tom Gallagher

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Date of Birth: 03/02/1944

Age: 72

Citizenship: United States


Tom Gallagher was born on February 3, 1944, grew up in Delaware (Delaware). In high school, I was a member of the school team in swimming. In 1961, he received a partial athletic scholarship and enrolled at the University of Miami (University of Miami). After graduating from university, Gallagher went to serve in the army and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Regiment (3rd US Infantry Regiment). After demobilization, Tom returned to Miami and began a career in business.

In 1974, Tom Gallagher has been elected to the House of Representatives of the State of Florida (Florida House of Representatives) as a candidate of the Dade County (Dade County) and worked there for 10 years. In 1984, he proposed the introduction of a ten-year moratorium on taxes and state spending, and acted as the organizer of the party Republicans. When Republican Governor Bob Martinez Administration (Bob Martinez) Gallagher was appointed Secretary of the Department of Professional Regulation (Department of Professional Regulation).

From 1989 to 1995-th Gallagher was a member of the commission for insurance, state treasurer and held the position in the Fire Safety Commission; From 1999 to 2001 he worked in the Commission on Education and then for another two years, until 2003, returned to the previous position. After the treasurer, member of the commission on security and fire safety were abolished, Gallagher led the financial service, combining it with the controller responsibilities. In 2007, in this position it has replaced Alex Sink (Alex Sink), a lady politician of the Democratic Party. In the gubernatorial election campaign in 2006 Gallagher lost primary elections intra Attorney General Charlie Crist (Charlie Crist).

Gallagher has been married twice. His second wife in 1998 became Laura Wilson (Laura Wilson), a representative of the old family living in Florida for six generations. Laura - Chairman and CEO `North Florida Ladies Prayer Brunch, Inc.`. Gallagher have a son, Charlie (Charlie), who was born in 2000.

After retirement, Gallagher was actively involved in charitable and business activities, including the post of chairman of the board `Tom Gallagher Insurance Agency` (Tom Gallagher Insurance Agency), and also served on the board of directors of consulting company `The TRIAM Consultng Group, Inc.`.