GIBBONS, James A., a Representative from Nevada; born in Sparks, Washoe County, Nev., December 16, 1944; B.S., University of Nevada, Reno, Nev., 1967; M.S., University of Nevada, Reno, Nev., 1973; J.D. Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, Calif., 1979; post-graduate studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.; United States Air Force, 1967-1971; Nevada Air National Guard, 1975-1996; lawyer, private practice; commercial airline pilot; hydrologist, Office of Federal Water Master; member of Nevada state assembly, 1989-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses until his resignation on December 31, 2006 (January 3, 1997-December 31, 2006); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2006; Governor of Nevada, 2007-2010.

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