Meet Thomas Washburne

Indiana House of Representatives:  2012-Present

House District 64:  Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties


  • Judiciary (Vice Chair)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Select Committee on Government Reduction

Address:  200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone:  317-234-2993

Education:  B.S. in Engineering, Purdue University, J.D. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Occupation:  Old National Bancorp of Evansville, Vice President and Associate Counsel

Representative Tom Washburne is no stranger to his district, having lived in its northern, central and southern sections at different points in his life. As a graduate of Princeton Community High School and a member of several local organizations, Rep. Washburne is involved and invested in his community.

After Rep. Washburne earned an engineering degree from Purdue, he married his wife Lynne and taught electronics at Vincennes University before heading off to law school at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  Upon completing a federal judicial clerkship in Indianapolis, Rep. Washburne and his family returned to Vincennes, where he practiced law in the Hart Bell law firm.

In 1995, Rep. Washburne joined the Washington DC, staff of Indiana Congressman John Hostettler, eventually becoming Chief of Staff. In 2001, he left Capitol Hill and joined the staff of the Home School Legal Defense Association, where he defended the rights of parents to educate their children at home if they chose to do so.  He later served as Indiana Congressman Mike Sodrel's Chief of Staff and on the staff of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan.  In 2007, Rep. Washburne accepted a position with Old National Bancorp in Evansville, and settled his family near Darmstadt in northern Vanderburgh County.

Rep. Washburne and Lynne have been married for 25 years and have five children.  He is active with a church planting effort of the Presbyterian Church in America.  Rep. Washburn is an Eagle Scout and leader with Boy Scout Troop 393 in St. Wendel, Indiana.  In his spare time, he enjoys ham radio and raising sheep and chickens.  He is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Michigan.

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