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Tom Schieffer

Tom SchiefferAKA John Thomas Schieffer

Born: 4-Oct-1947
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Japan, 2005-09

Invested $1.4M in George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose's 1989 purchase of the Texas Rangers. After Bush was elected governor in 1994, Schieffer served as general partner of the team until its 1998 sale to Thomas O. Hicks, and during Bush's presidentcy he was appointed US Ambassador to Australia, and later Ambassador to Japan. Named as "monitor" of the troubled Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, acting with limited ownership authority, after the team was seized by Major League Baseball in 2011.


[1] Follow the Money: How George W. Bush and the Texas Republicans Hog-Tied America (pg. 51)

Father: John E. Schieffer
Mother: Gladys Payne
Brother:
Bob Schieffer (journalist, b. 25-Feb-1937)
Wife: Susanne Silber Schieffer (b. 9-Nov-1950, m. 22-Sep-1979, one son)
Son: Paul Robert Schieffer

    High School: Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, TX (1966)
    University: BA Government, University of Texas at Austin (1970)
    University: MA International Relations, University of Texas at Austin (1972)
    Law School: University of Texas

    US Ambassador to Japan (2005-09)
    US Ambassador to Australia (2001-05)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1972-78)
    Appendectomy 2003
    Council of American Ambassadors
    State Bar of Texas 1979
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Los Angeles Dodgers MLB-Appointed Monitor (2011-)
    Texas Rangers General Partner (1994-98)
    Texas Rangers President (1991-94)

Official Website:
http://www.tomfortexas.com/


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