Tom Cotton Net Worth 2023 and Biography.
Tom Cotton Net Worth: Thomas Bryant Cotton is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Arkansas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2015.
Tom Cotton Early life and education
Thomas Bryant Cotton was born on May 13, 1977, in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Cotton’s father, Thomas Leonard “Len” Cotton, was a district supervisor in the Arkansas Department of Health, and his mother, Avis Cotton, was a schoolteacher who later became principal of their district’s middle school.
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Cotton’s family had lived in rural Arkansas for seven generations, and he grew up on his family’s cattle farm. He attended Dardanelle High School where he played on the local and regional basketball teams; standing 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall, he was usually required to play center.
Cotton was accepted to Harvard University after graduating from high school in 1995. At Harvard, Cotton majored in government and was a member of the editorial board of The Harvard Crimson, often dissenting from the liberal majority. In articles, Cotton addressed what he saw as “sacred cows” such as affirmative action.
He graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude in 1998 after only three years of study. Cotton’s senior thesis focused on The Federalist Papers.
After graduating from Harvard, Cotton was accepted into a master’s program at Claremont Graduate University. He left in 1999, saying that he found academic life “too sedentary”, and instead enrolled at Harvard Law School. He graduated with a J.D. degree in 2002.
Tom Cotton Career
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Cotton commenced a one-year federal clerkship for Judge Jerry Edwin Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then went into private practice as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005.
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Following his active duty service, Cotton went to work for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company before running for Congress in Arkansas’ 4th congressional district when Democratic incumbent Mike Ross announced in 2011 that he would not seek reelection.
Tom Cotton Military service
On January 11, 2005, Cotton enlisted in the United States Army. He entered Officer Candidate School (OCS) in March 2005 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in June.
He completed the U.S. Army Ranger Course, a 62-day small unit tactics and leadership program which earned him the Ranger tab, and Airborne School to earn the Parachutist Badge.
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In May 2006, Cotton was deployed to Baghdad as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division. In Iraq, he led a 41-man air assault infantry platoon in the 506th Infantry Regiment, and planned and performed daily combat patrols.
Shortly after Cotton’s Afghanistan deployment ended, Cotton was introduced to Chris Chocola, a former congressman and the president of Club for Growth, a Republican political action committee which became one of Cotton’s top contributors.
Cotton considered a run against incumbent Democratic U.S. senator Blanche Lincoln in the 2010 United States Senate election in Arkansas but declined due to lack of donors and believing a candidacy to be premature.
Following the retirement announcement of Democratic incumbent Mike Ross in 2011, Cotton ran for Congress in Arkansas’ 4th congressional district.
Tom Cotton Net Worth
Tom Cotton net worth is $1 million. Cotton was elected as the U.S. Representative for Arkansas’s 4th congressional district in 2012 and to the Senate at age 37 in 2014, defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor.
He served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at Fort Myer, and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Tom Cotton net worth Summary
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Date of Birth||May 13, 1977|