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David Ross OBEY

(1938- )

OBEY, David Ross, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Okla., October 3, 1938; graduated from Wausau High School, Wausau, Wis., 1956; B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1962; real estate broker; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1963-1969; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Melvin R. Laird, and reelected to the twenty succeeding Congresses (April 1, 1969-January 3, 2011); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; chair, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety-ninth Congress); chair, Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Third, One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).

Bibliography

Obey, David R. Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Heartland Progressive. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.

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

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