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Michael BILIRAKIS

(1930- )

BILIRAKIS, Michael, (father of Gus Bilirakis), a Representative from Florida; born in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla., July 16, 1930; attended public schools in Clairton, Pa.; graduated from Douglas Business College, McKeesport, Pa., 1949; B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1959; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1960; J.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1963; United States Air Force, 1950-1954; steelworker; engineer; college instructor; lawyer, private practice; municipal judge, city of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and city of New Port Richey, Fla.; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2007); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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