Tom Sansonetti

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Tom Sansonetti
Assistant United States Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources
In office
December 2001 – April 8, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Lois J. Schiffer
Succeeded by Sue Ellen Wooldridge
Personal details
Born Thomas Lawrence Sansonetti
(1949-05-18) May 18, 1949 (age 68)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kristi Ann Todd
Alma mater University of Virginia (BA, MBA)
Washington & Lee University School of Law (JD)
Profession Lawyer

Thomas Lawrence "Tom" Sansonetti (born May 18, 1949), is an attorney and a former government official from the U.S. state of Wyoming.[1] He now resides in Greenwood Village, a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

After graduation from high school, he earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. In 1989, he became legislative director for newly elected U.S. Representative Craig L. Thomas, and shortly afterwards was chosen to be his chief of staff. In 1991, he became Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he served until 1993. He then joined the Cheyenne law firm of Holland and Hart, where he worked until being appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department. He is considered to be a strong conservative but has never held elective office.

Sansonetti received the most votes from the GOP central committee to succeed his former mentor, Senator Thomas, who died on June 4, 2007. He advanced as one of the state GOP's three party nominees for senator. Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed State Senator John Barrasso, an orthopedic surgeon from Casper.[2]


  1. ^ "Thomas L. Sansonetti (2001-2005)". U.S. Department of Justice. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Governor names John Barrasso as next U.S. senator Associated Press – June 22, 2007. Retrieved June 22, 2007