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(1945- )

TANCREDO, Thomas G., a Representative from Colorado; born in Denver, Denver County, Colo., December 20, 1945; graduated from Holy Family High School, Broomfield, Colo., 1964; B.A., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., 1968; member of the Colorado state legislature, 1976-1981; appointed by President Reagan and re-appointed by President Bush as Secretary of Education Regional Representative, 1981-1992; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixth Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008; unsuccessful American Constitution Party candidate for governor of Colorado in 2010.

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

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