Thomas A. Adelson

Adjunct Teacher at Booker T. Washington High School

Thomas A. Adelson

Thomas A. Adelson

Adjunct Teacher at Booker T. Washington High School

Biography

Tom Adelson is an American politician from Oklahoma. He was an Oklahoma State Senator representing the 33 Senate District, located in Tulsa County, from 2004 to 2012. Adelson is a Democrat who was first elected in 2004. Prior to his election, Adelson served Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry's first Oklahoma Secretary of Health from 2003 to 2004.

Adelson was the Democratic nominee for mayor of Tulsa in the 2009 election, but lost the general election to Republican nominee Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.


Before running for the state senate, Adelson served as Oklahoma's Secretary of Health under Governor Brad Henry. He is an adjunct teacher at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, where he teaches political philosophy. He has four children: Emily, Andrew, Sam and Jack. His father is Dr. Stephen Adelson, a Tulsa pediatrician. He graduated from Edison High School, Stanford University and SMU's Dedman School of Law.
Leadership roles

In January 2009, Adelson was an Assistant Minority Floor Leader. He is a member of the Business and Labor Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Health and Human Services Committees.

Overview
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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1965

Age

55

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President at Nadel & Gussman NV LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Williams Cos., Inc.

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Executive Director at Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Inc.

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Trustee at The Adelson Family Foundation

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Former Member, Board of Trustees at Tulsa Community Foundation

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Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs at University of Iowa - Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

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Director at CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Tempur Sealy International, Inc.

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Independent Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors at 4Licensing Corp.

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Chair at Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

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Thomas A. Adelson
Adjunct Teacher at Booker T. Washington High School
Education
Graduate

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

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We are a global law school community of distinguished alumni residing throughout the United States and in more than 75 countries. Our faculty is well-recognized for its outstanding teaching and scholarly leadership in such areas as dispute resolution (including litigation), international and comparative law, intellectual property, corporate, commercial and tax law. We offer a rich curriculum of over 165 upper class courses in subjects such as oil and gas, health and environmental law. Over one-half of our upper class courses have fewer than 25 students; three-fourths have fewer than 50 students. The first year class is divided into three sections (two full-time and one part-time evening) of approximately 90 students each, with small legal writing sections of approximately 25 students each. We emphasize the vital skill of legal writing through our six-hour legal research, writing and advocacy course and an elective three-hour edited writing seminar. The law quadrangle provides an idyllic setting for learning. The Underwood Law Library houses the largest private law collection in the Southwest. The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn offers students an elegant backdrop for study breaks and meals. A secure wireless network is available in all law school buildings. Most importantly, our small size fosters a scholarly community that features interaction with faculty, attention to your personal needs, and lifelong friendships. We have an active student government, five respected law journals, six specialized legal clinics and two related projects, numerous moot court and mock trial competitions, and one of the finest Career Services Offices in the country. In addition, students participate in the thriving intellectual life of the school. We have been chosen as the national headquarters for the Appellate Judges Educational Institute. In 2006 the Institute brought over 225 appellate judges and attorneys from across the country to SMU, including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the Chief Justices of Texas and Indiana, and the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. Recently, the 35 students in our SMU Oxford program assisted with our Supreme Court Summit in which Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, and Breyer participated, as did Justices from Europe's highest court, the European Court of Justice. In spring 2007, we were honored to host a group of distinguished Justices from the ECJ on campus. A thriving community of scholars call Dedman Law home. Our distinguished faculty, coupled with our intelligent and inquisitive student body personify Robert Dedman's words, "Leadership starts with learning."

Career History
Adjunct Teacher
Tenure Unconfirmed

Booker T. Washington High School is committed to being a premier urban high school by working collaboratively with parents and community members to provide a challenging and diverse education in a safe and orderly environment for all students.

Senator from the 33rd District
2004 - 2012
Secretary of Health
2003 - 2004
Boards & Committees
Trustee
Tenure Unconfirmed
Political Donations
$1,000
2006

Vice President for Executive Affairs at University of Oklahoma

$2,000
2005

Vice President for Executive Affairs at University of Oklahoma

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