GOVERNOR OF WISONSIN
Governor Tommy G. Thompson was born on November 19, 1941 in Elroy, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science in 1963 and his law degree in 1966, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a former Army captain and a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Gov. Thompson's state government career began in 1966, when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly at the age of 24. He was first elected governor of Wisconsin in 1986, and was re-elected in 1990 and 1994.
Gov. Thompson assumed the chairmanship of the National Governor's Association in August 1995.
Gov. Thompson and his wife, Sue Ann, have three children: Kelli, Tommi, and Jason.