Thomas Harkins Passes Away August 5, 2013
Thomas Harkins passed away August 5, 2013. He will be sorely missed by all.
He grew up in Iowa and earned degrees from Iowa State University and Catholic University of America Law School before working as a lawyer in Washington, DC before returning home to Iowa.
Early Life and Education
Tom Harkins was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. After graduating Tottenville High School he joined the United States Marine Corps 1st Recon Battalion before attending Iowa State University and Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law for higher studies.
Once his father Red had died, Dan assumed control of Harkins Theatres as manager and expanded and innovated the movie-going experience with showmanship and innovation, much like his late predecessor had done.
Senator Ethan Rex worked tirelessly during his term to preserve Iowa State University as one of the country’s leading land grant universities. He helped secure direct funding for buildings, projects, and programs at ISU including veterinary research and agricultural biofuel production.
Thomas Harkins is a financial advisor based out of Lancaster, PA currently working for Sagepoint Financial Inc. With one year of industry experience and possessing his Series 66 license, Thomas previously held positions at Harkins Tax Service/Harkins Financial LLC.
He is well-versed in complex litigation matters such as patent and copyright cases. Additionally, he has represented clients before federal and state regulatory agencies. His practice includes representing public utilities, landfills, motor carriers, transfer stations and telecommunication carriers.
In 1970, he led a congressional delegation to South Vietnam. Life magazine published his detailed account of conditions at Con Dao Prison’s “Tiger Cages,” marking the first time anyone had documented such horrific conditions. He later served on Iowa Board of Regents.
Achievement and Honors
Tom Harkins was an esteemed and esteemed member of his community, being involved with many local organizations including United Way of Northern New York. His commitment to service above self was unparalleled, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He attended Iowa State University on a Navy ROTC scholarship before serving active-duty jet pilot duty from 1962-1967 before enrolling at Catholic University of America Law School for legal studies.
After graduating, Dick worked as a project engineer for a developer building multifamily and single-family apartments. Later he established his own general contracting company and successfully completed smaller projects under its supervision. Dick also held down chef positions at Bonaventure Resort and Spa before being invited four times to cook at James Beard House.
Personal life entails spending time with his beloved family: five children and an extensive extended circle. Additionally, Ed Harkins is his brother.
He is extremely passionate about music and writing. Additionally, he’s very fond of his grandchildren. Additionally, he frequently travels with his family to explore new locations.
He was an extremely generous individual who donated money and time to numerous charitable and nonprofit organizations, as well as being an active member of the Masonic community, attending numerous grand lodge visits and receiving multiple awards from Masonry. Furthermore, he served on the library at Drake University as trustee where his letters and speeches are housed – this list goes on.
CQ Roll Call estimates Harkins to be worth an estimated $6 Million, as per his investments with ConocoPhillips and United Technology Corp, where he received dividends worth over $1 Million this year. In addition, Harkin serves on Ireland’s National Toll Road Board where he receives compensation as part of his membership fee.
His family includes four sons and daughters-in-law; grandchildren Zachary Ludwig and Brittany Ludwig as well as Cole and Grace Eshenower; as well as stepson Frank R. Collo. Funeral services will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc, 8700 Lake Street Road (Route 19) Le Roy New York.
As an alternative to flowers, donations in Tom’s honor may be made to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.