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Tom Lantos


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-11 85823 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-11 109812 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-11 147607 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-11 112380 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-11 145848 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-11 105029 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-12 157205 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-12 118408 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-12 149052 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-12 128135 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-12 158404 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-12 105597 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-12 171852 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-12 138650 Win

Candidate Biography:

Thomas Peter Lantos
Born: February 1, 1928 in Budapest, Hungary
Married: Annette Lantos
Children: Annette and Katrina*
Died (in office): February 11, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland

1976: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1983: Founder, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention (Lantos died before the convention, a successor has not been chosen)

  • Lantos was the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to Congress.
  • Katrina Swett is the wife of Congressman Richard Swett (New Hampshire; 1991-1995) who was a candidate for a US Senate seat from New Hampshire in 1996 (losing narrowly) and the United States Ambassador to Denmark (1998-2001).
  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (2008)
  • PLACENAME: The highway tunnel at Devil's Slide (in San Mateo County) on Route 1 the "Tom Lantos Tunnel at Devil's Slide".

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []