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Michael Thomas BLOUIN

(1945- )

BLOUIN, Michael Thomas, a Representative from Iowa; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., November 7, 1945; attended elementary and secondary schools of Miami Shores, Fla., and Chicago, Ill.; B.A., political science, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1966; taught in the elementary schools of Dubuque, Iowa, later worked as advertising consultant; member of the Iowa house of representatives, 1969-1973; member of the Iowa state senate, 1973-1974; delegate to Iowa State Democratic conventions, 1966-1973; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; assistant director for community action, Community Services Administration, 1980-1981; executive director of foundations and grants, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1981-1987; director of economic development, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1991; president, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 1993-1999; director, Iowa Department of Economic Development, 2003-present; is a resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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

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