Former Gov. Tommy Thompson to speak at Ripon College Nov. 29

Tommy Thompson, former Republican governor of Wisconsin and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will speak at Ripon College Nov. 29. The talk will run from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union, and is hosted by the Ripon College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom.

There is no charge for admission.

Thompson was a state legislator and the 42nd governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001, the longest term for a governor in Wisconsin. He was chairman of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger rail service, served as the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001-05 during the George W. Bush administr4ation, and later a partner with the law-firm Akin Gump.

He was a candidate for the U.S. Presidential election in 2008 and for the United States Senate seat in Wisconsin in 2012.