Todd Akin

Todd Akin REPRepublican

American politician

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Todd AkinREPRepublican American politician
Age at Death1947-2021
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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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Education5 - 5 of 3
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor of Science
Covenant Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
John Burroughs School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Missouri State House of Representatives
1989 - 2000
Management Director
Laclede Steel Company
1977 - 1980
United States Army
1972 - 1980
International Business Machines
1974 - 1977
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
Executive Board, Missouri River Township Republican Organization
United States Constitutional Bicentennial Commission
Tea Party Caucus
Republican Study Committee
Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe