21 Things You Might Not Know About Me: Tom Frost
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This week's 21 Things You Might Not Know About Me features former Washburn County District Attorney, Tom Frost.
- I have been married to my best friend for nearly 45 years.
- We have two adult children, a son who is a police officer and daughter who works for the U.N.
- We have two grandsons and will have a third in a little more than one month.
- I have “retired” four times.
- My first entry into politics was as campaign manager for the 1966 St Paul Murray High School Homecoming Queen.
- I was a Washington County (MN) Deputy Sheriff.
- At our house is a desk once owned by my Great Grandfather Hiriam Brown, a founder of Brown & Bigelow.
- In one of my first jury trials, the jury returned a guilty verdict in less than ten minutes – a record for the office.
- I caught a ten-pound walleye.
- I am allergic to peanuts and peanut butter.
- I was appointed a Court Commissioner to officiate at weddings. I have performed two: my daughter’s and the wedding of Jerusha Downer & Ben Dryden.
- I saw Martin Luther King, Jr. give a speech on the mall at the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota in April 1967.
- After one of my retirements, I was appointed to serve the remaining unexpired term as Winona County Attorney.
- Both my father and his father, my grandfather, worked until they were in their 90s. I have plenty of time to unretire again.
- My Great Grandfather Gustav Pfuzenreuter was a Norwegian ship captain. I have a picture of his ship Fortuna.
- I have a Masters degree in Public Administration Harvard University.
- I worked for now U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar when she was Hennepin County (MN) Attorney.
- As a Boy Scout in 1964, I attended that National Jamboree at Valley Forge. As part of the trip, we stopped in Washington D. C. where I climbed the stairs to the top of the Washington Monument.
- Over my forty years as a prosecutor, I collected law enforcement shoulder patches from every agency I prosecuted for. I had them framed and they were on my wall when I was Washburn County District Attorney.
- Maggie the beagle and I walk 3 miles every morning.
- I attended a Twins – Yankee game in June 1961. Future Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew hit two homeruns, one over the head of future Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle.
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