TILLIS, Thomas Roland (Thom) (1960-)

TILLIS, THOMAS ROLAND (THOM), a Senator from North Carolina; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., August 30, 1960; B.A., University of Maryland University College, 1997; management consultant; member of the Cornelius (N.C.) board of commissioners 2003-2005; member of the North Carolina house of representatives 2007-2014, serving as speaker of the house 2011-2014; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.