William Todd Tiahrt (born June 15, 1951) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district from 1995 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district encompasses 11 counties in the south central region of the state, including the city of Wichita. He was succeeded by Republican Mike Pompeo.
Tiahrt ran unsuccessfully in 2010 for the United States Senate seat held by Sam Brownback. He lost to fellow Republican U.S. Representative Jerry Moran of Hays, Kansas, 50%–45%. After the primary election, Tiahrt endorsed Moran for the general election. Tiahrt was defeated again in the 2014 primary by incumbent Mike Pompeo.
Tiahrt was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, the son of Marcine (née Steele) and Wilbur E. Tiahrt. He attended and earned a bachelor's degree from Evangel College and received a Master of Business Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He worked for Boeing, where he worked on numerous government contracts, from 1981 until his election to Congress...
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