Tom Vilsack speaks at 2006 Commencement
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack was the 2006 commencement speaker at Grinnell College in May 2006.
Iowa's 39th governor, Vilsack was elected governor in 1998 and was the first Democrat elected to that office in more than 30 years. He was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2002.
The chair of the Democratic Leadership Council, Vilsack is the former chair of the Democratic Governors Association, the Midwestern Governors Conference, the Governors Biotechnology Partnership, Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), and the Ethanol Coalition.
The governor was also a member of the National Governors Association Executive Committee.