Chandler, Arizona , United States
|| July 20, 1962
|Last Modifed||Thomas Walker|
Dec 11, 2006 12:52pm
Conservative - Married - U.S. Marine Corps -
|Info||Tom Liddy was born on July 20th, 1962 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. the fourth of Gordon and Frances Liddy's five children. |
The Liddy Family moved to a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. in 1970 when Tom's dad accepted a position to work for President Richard Nixon.
In 1986, Tom received is BA in history at Fordham College, the same college his two brothers, Jim and Ray, his dad and his grandfather attended. Tom was sworn in as a U.S. Marine on December 28, 1982. He spent his summers in Quantico, Virginia at the United States Marine Corps' Officer Candidates School. He spent his junior year abroad in Jakarta Indonesia where he studied Economics and Theology and learned to speak Bahasa Indonesia, the native tongue.
In April 1985, Tom accepted a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the Marines. He served on active duty from 1986 until 1989. He was a 81MM mortar platoon commander and later the XO of Weapons Company 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines. He served in Camp Lejeune, NC; Okinawa, Japan; The Republic of Korea; and the Republic of the Philippines. Tom left the Second Marine Division in 1989 and headed back to Fordham to study law. He remained in the Marine Reserves until 1998.
Tom and Stacy married in 1991 while Tom was in law school and Stacy was teaching 5th grade. Tom graduated from Fordham Law in 1992. He worked in a Washington, D.C. law firm until 1995 when Haley Barbour appointed him Deputy Counsel of the Republican National Committee. Tom served as a legal counsel for the Republican National Convention in San Diego in 1996 and as the Co-Chairman of the Republican National Convention Committee on Rules in New York in 2004.
In 1998, Tom and Stacy moved to Arizona. Tom is an attorney in Phoenix. He served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Justice, Arizona Chapter for a year helping launch the Institute's first state chapter. He served as the Maricopa County Republican Chairman from 2003 to 2005. Tom co-hosts the nationally syndicated Liddy & Hill Show with his good friend Austin Hill.
Tom and Stacy have four children. They live in Chandler, Arizona.