Tom Clancy

  • Birth Name: Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.
  • Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Died: October 1, 2013
  • Profession: Writer
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  • Joined the Army ROTC in college, but was told he was too near-sighted to be considered for a military career.
  • Worked as an insurance agent before becoming an author.
  • First novel, The Hunt for Red October, was released in 1984; then-President Reagan praised the book, which led to a huge increase in sales.
  • Co-founded Red Storm Entertainment in 1996, which released video games based on his books.
  • Was a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles and nearly bought the Minnesota Vikings before his divorce derailed his plans.


  • Wanda Thomas — Ex-wife
  • Christine Blocksidge — Daughter
  • Thomas Leo Clancy Sr. — Father
  • Thomas Leo Clancy III — Son
  • Alexandra Marie Llewellyn — Wife
  • Alexis Clancy — Daughter
  • Michelle Bandy — Daughter
  • Kathleen Clancy — Daughter


  • Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1969)

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