Thomas Daffron is the loving and supportive husband of politician, Susan Collins. His wife currently represents Maine in the US Senate.
Thomas’ wife is a Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1996. Susan recently announced she will not run for Governor of Maine and will remain in the Senate.
Susan Margaret Collins was born December 7, 1952; the Caribou native –where her family runs a fifth-generation lumber business in Caribou, Maine. Susan has become one of Maine’s most popular politicians for some time.
Her parents, Pat and Don –served as Mayor of Caribou and her father served in the Maine State Senate. Susan is a graduate from St. Lawrence University.
She is currently in her fourth term in Washington, she ranks 15th among the 100 senators in seniority and appears to be at the height of her power.
She is also a happily married woman. For the last five years, Susan has been married to businessman, Thomas Daffron.
Meet Tom Daffron in his top facts below.
#1 He studied journalism
Thomas Daffron was born January 23, 1949; the New York native is a Brown graduate and received a master’s in journalism from Columbia.
#2 His father was a newspaperman
His father, the late Thomas A. Daffron Jr., retired as an assistant news editor at The New York Times and was the managing editor of its International Edition in Paris in the 1960s.
#3 Thomas Daffron began his career as a reporter
Tom Daffron actually began his career as a journalist back in the 70’s. He was a newspaper reporter and editorial writer, a University public relations executive, a Government Relations Director for a major corporation, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Baltimore Orioles.
#4 He’s worked in Washington most of his life
Tom held a wide variety of senior management positions in government and the private sector. He is a former chief of staff to Senators William Cohen, Fred Thompson and Lisa Murkowski. He was also Susan Collins’ consultant for fifteen years.
#5 He is a former COO
Thomas Daffron also known as Tom, served since 2006, as chief operating officer of Jefferson Consulting Group, a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington.
#6 He was 63 at the time of his wedding
According to their wedding announcement, the couple tied the knot on October 2012 at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, Me.
#7 He and Susan were first longtime friends
The two when both worked for Cohen in the late 1970s, but they didn’t develop a more personal relationship until the last few years.
Thomas and Susan currently reside in Bangor, Maine.