Thomas Igoe, Jr., was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1947 and grew up in the suburb of Webster Groves. He graduated from St. Louis Priory School in 1965, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and was active in intramural sports. He graduated from Yale University in 1969 with a B.A. in history and was a member of the Whiffenpoofs. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1972. He joined Reid & Priest in New York as an associate and rose to chairman in 1994. In 1997, Reid & Priest merged with Thelen Marrin (a San Francisco law firm), and Tom became vice chairman and later chairman of the firm. He then became president and CEO of MPC Insurance, a firm providing lawyers with professional liability insurance. He served with MPC until retiring in 2015. Tom and his wife Susan have lived in Darien since 1979 and have a son who lives in New Haven. Tom belongs to Benhaven, Inc., a nonprofit helping autistic children and adults in the greater New Haven area. His interests include music, theater, museums, reading, travel, skiing, major league baseball and the UConn Lady Huskies.