Todd Akin

Todd Akin REPRepublican

American politician

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Todd AkinREPRepublican American politician
74
Age at Death1947-2021
11
Years of Experience
MOResidence (state)

William Todd Akin (July 5, 1947 – October 3, 2021) was an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district from 2001 to 2013. He was a member of the Republican Party. Born in New York City, Akin grew up in the Greater St. Louis area. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Akin served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and worked in the computer and steel industries. In 1988, he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. He served in the state house until 2000, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he served until 2013. Akin's Congressional career ended after he lost a bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in the 2012 election. Akin, who had won the Republican primary in a crowded field, led McCaskill in pre-election polls until he said that women who are victims of what he called "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. Akin eventually apologized for the remark but rebuffed calls to withdraw from the election.

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Campaign Funding

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$5,749,507
Total Raised
$6,269,663
Total Spent
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Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor of Science
1971
Covenant Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
1984
John Burroughs School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Missouri State House of Representatives
1989 - 2000
Representative
Management Director
Laclede Steel Company
1977 - 1980
Officer
United States Army
1972 - 1980
Marketer
International Business Machines
1974 - 1977
Experience
Teacher
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Assistant Troop Leader
Boy Scouts of America
Board Member
Mission Gate Prison Ministry
Former Board Member
Missouri Right to Life
Member
Executive Board, Missouri River Township Republican Organization
Member
United States Constitutional Bicentennial Commission
1987
Member
Tea Party Caucus
Member
Republican Study Committee
Member
Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
Member
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe