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Tom Lantos

Tom LantosAKA Thomas Peter Lantos

Born: 1-Feb-1928
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 11-Feb-2008
Location of death: Bethesda, MD [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from California, 1981-2008

The only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress. Wife and two daughters converted to Mormonism.

Having disclosed that he suffered from cancer of the esophagus, Lantos announced that he would retire at the end of 2008; he died before he could complete his term.

His wife Annette was also a Holocaust survivor, and a cousin of Zsa Zsa Gabor.


[1] Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Father: Pal Lantos (banker)
Mother: Anna (high school English teacher)
Wife: Annette Tillemann (m. Jul-1950, two daughters)
Daughter: Annette Lantos Tillman-Dick (m. Timber Dick)
Daughter: Katrina Swett (m.
Dick Swett)

    University: BA Economics, University of Washington, Seattle (1949)
    University: MA Economics, University of Washington, Seattle (1950)
    University: PhD Economics, University of California at Berkeley (1953)
    Professor: San Francisco State University

    US Congressman, California 12th (1993-2008, his death)
    US Congressman, California 11th (1981-93)
    American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Honorary Committee
    Atlantic Partnership Vice Chairman, USA
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    International Rescue Committee Overseer
    Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    US Holocaust Memorial Museum Council member
    Nazi Concentration Camp Inmate
    Traveled to North Korea Jan-2005
    Disorderly Conduct Embassy of Sudan, Washington, DC (28-Apr-2006)
    Unlawful Assembly Embassy of Sudan, Washington, DC (28-Apr-2006)
    Jewish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Last Days (23-Oct-1998) · Himself

Official Website:
http://www.house.gov/lantos/


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