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also known as Thomas Peter Lantos

United States Representative from California

Tom Lantos, United States Representative from California. Recipient Democracy award, International Foundation for Election Systems, 1996, Tree of Life award, Jewish National Fund, 2002, Human Rights award, B'nai B'rith International, 2002, Cross of the Republican of Hungary, 2003, Congressional American Spirit Medallion, National D-Day Museum, 2004, Presidential Medal of Freedom (awarded posthumously), The White House, 2008.


Lantos, Tom was born on February 1, 1928 in Budapest, Hungary. Arrived in United States, 1947.


Bachelor, University Washington, 1949. Master of Arts, University Washington, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University California, Berkeley, 1953.


Professor economics University Washington, San Francisco State University, 1950-1983. International affair analyst. Economic & foreign policy advisory.

Private consultant; administrative assistant to Senator Joseph Biden United States Senate, 1979. Member United States Congress from 12th California district, 1981—2008, member oversight & government reform committee, chairman foreign affairs committee, co-founder, co-chair Congressional Human Rights Caucus. Member Millbrae (California) Board Education, 1950-1966.

Member Presidential Task Force on Defense & Foreign Policy, 1976, chair United States Delegation to European Parlliament & European Common Market. Founder study abroad program California State University & College Systems.


Married Annette Tillemann, July, 1950. Children: Annette, Katrina.

Annette Tillemann

Annette Lantos

Katrina Lantos