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Theodore Marshall RISENHOOVER

(1934-2006)

RISENHOOVER, Theodore Marshall, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in East Liberty near Stigler, Haskell County, Okla., November 3, 1934; graduated from Stigler High School, Stigler, Okla.; attended the University of Alabama, 1960-1961; B.A., Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1965; served in the United States Air Force, 1955-1963; pursued career as newspaper publisher; in 1965 became part owner and president of printing businesses in Tahlequah, Okla.; served as Oklahoma crime commissioner, second district, 1970-1974; delegate, Democratic National Mid-term Convention, 1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on September 10, 2006, in Claremore, Okla.

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

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