Thomas Volgy

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Thomas John Volgy
38th Mayor of Tucson, Arizona
In office
Preceded byLewis C. Murphy
Succeeded byGeorge Miller
Personal details
Born (1946-03-19) March 19, 1946 (age 72)
Budapest, Hungary
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Alma mater
ProfessionProfessor of Political Science, University of Arizona

Thomas John Volgy (born March 19, 1946)[1] is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona, where he has been on faculty since 1971.[2] He is also the Executive Director (since 1995) of the International Studies Association.[3]

He is a former member of the Tucson, Arizona City Council (1977–1987) and was Mayor of Tucson 1987-1991. In the United States House of Representatives elections, 1998 he was the Democratic Party's candidate in Arizona's 5th congressional district.

He is a graduate of Oakland University (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MA and PhD).


  • John E. Schwartz and Thomas J. Volgy (1993), The Forgotten Americans, W. W. Norton
  • Thomas J. Volgy (2001), Politics in the Trenches: Citizens, Politicians, and the Fate of Democracy, University of Arizona Press
  • Thomas Volgy et al. (2009), Mapping the New World Order, Wiley-Blackwell


  1. ^ Association, American Political Science (1973-01-01). Biographical Directory. The Association.
  2. ^ Volgy's CV at University of Arizona
  3. ^ ISA, Executive Directors of ISA, accessed 7 June 2009

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