W. Todd Akin (born July 5, 1947), is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party.
The district includes the western St. Louis suburbs of Ballwin, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Town and Country, and Des Peres located along Interstate 270 in West County and the northwestern exurbs of St. Charles and St. Peters in St. Charles County.
Born in New York City, Akin later moved to St. Louis and attended John Burroughs School. After graduating, he attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts where he earned a degree in management engineering, and in 1984 he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.