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David Obey

David ObeyAKA David Ross Obey

Born: 3-Oct-1938
Birthplace: Okmulgee, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Wisconsin, 1969-2011

Real estate agent and state legislator, elected to US Congress in a 1969 special election to succeed Melvin Laird, who had been appointed Secretary of Defense. Progressive Democrat, re-elected biannually until 2010, when he did not run for re-election. Succeeded in Congress by Sean Duffy.

His family name is pronounced "O-bee", not "obey".

Father: Orville John Obey (JC Penney store manager)
Mother: Mary Jane Chellis Obey
Wife: Joan Lepinski (m. 1962)
Son: Craig David
Son: Douglas David

    High School: Wausau East High School, Wausau, WI (1956)
    University: BS Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1960)
    University: MA Soviet Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1962)

    US Congressman, Wisconsin 7th (1-Apr-1969 to 3-Jan-2011)
    Wisconsin State Assembly (1963-69)
    Young Republicans
    Hernia Operation Bethesda Naval Medical Hospital (Feb-1997)
    House Banking Scandal

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Author of books:
Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Heartland Progressive (2007, memoir)

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