Tom McMillen (Born May 26, 1952 in Elmira, New York), is a former professional basketball player, Rhodes Scholar, and U.S. Congressman who represented the 4th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 1993.
Prior to entering politics, McMillen was a star basketball player on all levels. In 1970, he was the number one high-school basketball player in the U.S. coming out of Mansfield, Pennsylvania, and was the biggest recruiting catch early in Coach Lefty Driesell's career at the University of Maryland, beating out rival Coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina for McMillen's services. McMillen was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team that lost the epic and controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union.
After graduating from Maryland in 1974, McMillen was drafted by the Buffalo Braves. During his NBA career, he would play for the Braves, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Washington Bullets before retiring in 1986 to pursue his political career.
After the September 11 attacks McMillen acquired many small business interests related to homeland security and consolidated them under a distressed video on demand engineering firm called Celerity Systems, which he renamed Homeland Security Capital Corp.
Preceded by: Marjorie Holt Representative of the Fourth Congressional District of Maryland 1987 - 1993 Succeeded by: Albert Wynn