|Age:||51; July 5, 1959||49; October 2, 1960||63; May 1, 1947|
Spouse: divorced James Montee in 2007
Children: Amanda, Andy, Austin
Spouse: Kathy Schweich
Children: Emilie and Thomas, Jr.
Children: daughter Jennifer
Grandchildren: grand-daughter Camille
|Education:||1985: B.S. in accounting, Drury University, minors in economics and business administration
2000: J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
|1982: B.A. in history, Yale University
1985: J.D., Harvard University
1970: B.S. in Business Finance, University of Missouri - Columbia|
1978: M.A. in Teaching, Webster University
|Job History:||1985-1990: Owner/founder of a family-owned computer supply company in St. Joseph.
1990-1996: Homemaker and parent
1999-2003: St. Joseph City Council
2001-2007: Buchanan County Auditor
2007-present: Missouri State Auditor
|1985-present: attorney at Bryan Cave, St. Louis
1999-2000: Chief of Staff, federal Waco investigation
2004-2005: Chief of Staff, U.S. Ambassador at the UN under Jack Danforth and John Bolton
2005-2008: Deputy Assistant. U.S. Secretary of State
2007: Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
2007-2008: Coordinator with the rank of ambassador for the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Afghanistan
2008: Visiting Professor, Washington University
1994-2010 Chartered Financial Consultant at Renaissance Financial in St. Louis|
1984: Certified Financial Planner at Renaissance Financial in St. Louis
1976: District manager at IBS
1973-1976: Math teacher at Hanley Junior High School in University City
Audits on institutions of public education to uncover misuse and waste of spending in Missouri school systems.
Organizational changes in the state auditor's office including shared staff and resources.
Helping departments manage the federal stimulus money
Cleaning out any financial corruption in Jefferson City
Independent voice. Baum says that because he does not belong to either of the major political parties, he will be able to make decisions without "compromising values" or "playing politics."|
"Congress, on the national level, has gotten so political that Main Street has been left out of the equation entirely," Baum said.
Interviews with staff