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Thomas Roeser, June 1946

Thomas Roeser (Jun 46)Tom showed early interest in journalism and public affairs when he served on the Taft Student Council and joined the staff of the Taft Tribune. He earned a bachelor’s in English literature at St. John’s University (Minnesota) and continued his studies at DePaul, Loyola and Harvard.

Tom served as press secretary to the governor of Michigan, as an assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Nixon Administration), did press relations for the Peace Corps, and became a vice-president for the Quaker Oats Co.

Tom hosted a talk show on WLS, was an author and regular commentator for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and The Wall Street Journal. He founded or led many community organizations, was a consultant on several political campaigns and taught political science at Chicago universities, Harvard, Princeton and in Oxford, England.

Tom died in 2011.