Political Birthdays February 11th
- Today is Sunday, February 11, 2007. There are nine political
birthdays today. They are as follows:
Donald Edgar "Buz" Lukens (R-OH) is 76. (*)
U.S. House 1967 to 1971 & 1987 to 1990
OH State Senate 1971 to 1986
Convicted in 1990 of contributing to the deliquency of a minor by
having a sexual relationship with an underage girl.
Convicted in 1996 of bribery and conspiracy related to actions he
took while a member of Congress.
Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Ohio 1970
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to U.S. House 1990
David Michael Staton (R-WV) is 67. (*)
U.S. House 1981 to 1983
Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House 1978
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to U.S. House 1982
Robert Ruhl Simmons (R-CT) is 64. (*)
U.S. House 2001 to 2007
CT House 1991 to 2000
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to U.S. House 2006
Michael Garver Oxley (R-OH) is 63. (*)
U.S. House 1981 to 2007
OH House 1972 to 1981
First elected to U.S. House in a special election to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Rep. Tennyson Guyer.
Ernest James Istook, Jr. (R-OK) is 57. (*)
U.S. House 1993 to 2007
OK House 1987 to 1993
Warr Acres, OK, City Council 1982 to 1986
Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma 2006
Michael Okerlund Leavitt (R-UT) is 56. (*)
U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services 2005 to Present
U.S. Administrator of the EPA 2003 to 2005
Governor of Utah 1993 to 2003
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (R-FL) is 54. (*)
Governor of Florida 1999 to 2007
FL Secretary of Commerce 1987 to 1988
Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Florida 1994
Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (D-WI) is 45.
U.S. House 1999 to Present
WI State Assembly 1993 to 1999
Dane Co., WI, Board of Supervisors 1986 to 1994
Madison, WI, City Council 1986
Sarah Heath Palin (R-AK) is 43. (+)
Governor of Alaska 2006 to Present
Mayor of Wasilla, AK, 1996 to 2004
Wasilla, AK, City Council 1992 to 1996
Unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska 2002
NOTE #1: TPG has listed as "still alive" former U.S. Treasury
Secretary and U.S. Senator Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (D-TX).
According to the Congressional Directory's biographical database,
Senator Bentsen died May 23, 2006 in Houston, Texas. He is buried
in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, also in Houston, Texas.
NOTE #2: TPG has listed as "still alive" former U.S. Rep. Edwin
Arthur Hall (R-NY). According to the Congressional Directory's
biographical database, Rep. Hall died October 18, 2004 in Montrose,
Pennsylvania. He is buried in Quaker Lane Cemetery in Silver Lake
(+) There is presently no listing for Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
(*) indicates additional information not contained in TPG listing.