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LATHAM, THOMAS P, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $43,414.69

Average cost per trip - $6,202.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 151 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaker and panel member
Notes - spouse, kathy

Travel Cost - $2,166.50
Lodging Cost - $1,413.12
Meal Cost - $497.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,076.93

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Futures Ind. Assoc. Conf. - Washington Outlook
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $3,023.16
Lodging Cost - $1,480.20
Meal Cost - $485.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,988.67

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Oilseed Processors Association
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - 2001 Annual meeting - keynote speaker
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $2,887.00
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,278.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - tour and briefing of Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Notes - accompanied by spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $3,781.50
Lodging Cost - $372.90
Meal Cost - $134.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,289.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Financial Industries conference - speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,212.83
Lodging Cost - $2,177.78
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,106.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To meet with Energy Ministry, discuss post-Chernobyl nuclear policies, economic consequences of decreased nuclear generation in Italy. Toured geothermal facilities and discussed construction methods, new technologies and safety.
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,466.24
Lodging Cost - $2,264.90
Meal Cost - $2,322.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,053.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participated in panel discussions regarding federal policy and Congress during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,133.91
Lodging Cost - $1,101.89
Meal Cost - $386.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.38

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.