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Political Birthdays June 17th & 18th

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  • Joseph B. Craven, Jr.
    Sunday, June 17, 2007 Austin John Murphy (D-PA) is 80. (*) U.S. House 1977 to 1995 PA State Senate 1971 to 1977 PA House 1959 to 1971 Washington Co., PA,
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      Sunday, June 17, 2007

      Austin John Murphy (D-PA) is 80. (*)
      U.S. House 1977 to 1995
      PA State Senate 1971 to 1977
      PA House 1959 to 1971
      Washington Co., PA, Assistant District Attorney 1956 to 1957
      Indicted in 1999 for voter fraud, and after a plea agreement, was
      sentenced to 6 months probation and 50 hours of community service.

      Michael Lathrop Strang (R-CO) is 78. (*)
      U.S. House 1985 to 1987
      Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to U.S. House 1986

      John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (D-PA) is 75.
      U.S. House 1974 to Present
      PA House 1969 to 1974
      First elected to U.S. House in a special election to fill the
      vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Rep. John P. Saylor.

      Harold Guy Hunt (R-AL) is 74. (*)
      Governor of Alabama 1987 to 1993
      Cullman Co., AL, Probate Court Judge 1965 to 1977
      Unsuccessful candidate for AL State Senate 1962 & 2002
      Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Alabama 1978 & 1998
      Removed from office in 1993 following his conviction for illegally
      using campaign funds for personal use.
      Pardoned in 1998

      Roderick Raynor Paige is 74. (*)
      U.S. Secretary of Education 2001 to 2005

      Newton Leroy Gingrich (R-GA) is 64.
      U.S. House 1979 to 1999
      U.S. House Speaker 1995 to 1999
      Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House 1974 & 1976
      Reprimanded by U.S. House in 1997 for using tax-exempt foundations
      for political purposes, and lying to the House Ethics Committee.

      Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (D-OH) is 61.
      U.S. House 1983 to Present
      Toledo-Lucas Co., OH, Planning Commission 1969 to 1975

      NOTE: TPG has listed as "still alive" former U.S. Rep. William
      Robert Anderson (D-TN). According to the Congressional Directory's
      biographical database, Rep. Anderson died earlier this year on
      February 25, 2007 in Leesburg, Virginia.

      Monday, June 18, 2007

      Clarence J. Brown, Jr. (R-OH) is 80.
      U.S. House 1965 to 1983
      First elected to U.S. House in a special election to fill the
      vacancy caused by the death of his father, U.S. Rep. Clarence J.
      Brown.
      Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Ohio 1982

      John Davison Rockefeller, IV (D-WV) is 70.
      U.S. Senate 1985 to Present
      Governor of West Virginia 1977 to 1985
      WV Secretary of State 1968 to 1972
      WV House 1966 to 1968
      Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of West Virginia 1972

      Michael Owen Johanns (R-NE) is 57. (*)
      U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 2005 to Present
      Governor of Nebraska 1999 to 2005
      Mayor of Lincoln, NE, 1991 to 1998
      Lincoln, NE, City Council 1989 to 1991
      Lancaster Co., NE, County Board 1983 to 1989

      Gerald McNerney (D-CA) is 56. (+)
      U.S. House 2007 to Present
      Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House 2004

      (+) There is presently no listing in TPG for U.S. Rep. McNerney.

      (*) indicates additional information not contained in TPG listing.
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