Thomas R. Nides

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Thomas R. Nides
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Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
In office
January 3, 2011 – February, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Jacob Lew
Succeeded by Heather Higginbottom
Personal details
Born 1958/1959 (age 56–57)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Thomas R. Nides (b. ca. 1961[1]) is the former United States Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, having assumed that office on January 3, 2011 and departed office in to assume a role with Morgan Stanley in February, 2013.


Thomas R. Nides was born to a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota,[2] the son of Shirley (nee Gavronsky) and Arnold Richard Nides.[3][4] His father was the founder of Nides Finance, a national consumer finance company, and president of Temple Israel and the Duluth Jewish Federation.[3] He was educated at the University of Minnesota.[2]

From 1986 to 1989, Nides was chief of staff of Rep. Tony Coelho (DCA-15).[5] He was next chief of staff of Rep. Tom Foley (D—WA-5) from 1989 to 1993, and in 1994, he served as chief of staff of United States Trade Representative Mickey Kantor.[5]

Nides joined Fannie Mae as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in 1998, holding this position until 2001.[5] He was then Chief Administrative Officer of Credit Suisse USA from 2001 to 2004.[5] From 2005 to 2010, he was Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley.[2]

President of the United States Barack Obama nominated Nides to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources on September 29, 2010.[6] He was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and sworn into office on January 3, 2011.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1992, he married Virginia Carpenter Moseley.[7] Mosley is the Washington Deputy Bureau Chief for CNN.[8]


  1. ^ According to this profile from The Washington Post, Nides was 49 in 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Profile from State Dept.
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Arnold Richard Nides" November 3, 2004
  4. ^ "Obituary: Shirley Gavronsky Nides" January 14, 1999
  5. ^ a b c d Profile from LittleSis
  6. ^ White House Press Release, Sept. 29, 2010
  7. ^ New York Times: "Virginia Moseley, Thomas Nides" June 15, 1992
  8. ^ CNN: "Virginia Moseley Washington Deputy Bureau Chief and Vice President" retrieved May 21, 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Thomas R. Nides at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Jacob Lew
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Succeeded by
Heather Higginbottom