Tom Coleman

Former Member of Congress (R-MO)

Tom Coleman is a former eight-term Member of Congress from Missouri and a government affairs professional with forty years of experience in Washington, DC. More recently he has served as an adjunct professor and Senior Advisor to the Dean at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and as an adjunct professor at American University teaching courses on the intersection of business and government and the congress.


Prior to his congressional service, he was an assistant attorney general of Missouri appointed by then-Attorney General John C. Danforth.


He campaigned extensively for Ohio Governor John Kasich in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. He opposed Donald Trump’s candidacy for president during the general election. In addition, he is an Advisor to Protect Democracy, a non-profit organization formed to prevent American Democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government.


After his public service, he was vice president of government relations for BASF Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of BASF SE, a Fortune International 100 company with headquarters located in Germany. 


He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and is Trustee Emeritus of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Washington University School of Law and has a Masters of Public Administration from New York University. His undergraduate degree is from William Jewell College.