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Thomas Gilbert LOEFFLER

(1946- )

LOEFFLER, Thomas Gilbert, a Representative from Texas; born in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., August 1, 1946; graduated from Mason High School, Mason, Tex., 1964; B.B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1968; J.D., University of Texas Law School, Austin, Tex., 1971; admitted to the Texas bar in 1971; lawyer, private practice; legal counsel, United States Department of Commerce, 1971-1972; chief legislative counsel to United States Senator John Tower of Texas, 1972-1974; deputy for congressional affairs, Federal Energy Administration, 1974-1975; delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1984, 1988, and 1992; special assistant for legislative affairs to President Gerald Ford, 1975-1977; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate of reelection in 1986, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor of Texas; principal coordinator for Central America, Office of Legislative Affairs, The White House, 1987; member and officer, University of Texas system board of regents, 1989-2001; is a resident of Mason, Tex.

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

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