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Earl Pomeroy

Earl PomeroyAKA Earl Ralph Pomeroy

Born: 2-Sep-1952
Birthplace: Valley City, ND

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from North Dakota, 1993-2011

Attorney and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner elected to nine terms in US Congress beginning in 1993, succeeding Byron Dorgan. Moderate Democrat; generally anti-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-net neutrality. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2006 Secure Fence Act, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded in Congress by Rick Berg.

[1] Democratic-NPL.

Wife: Mary
Daughter: Kathryn
Son: Scott

    University: Valley State University (attended, 1970-71)
BA Political Science, University of North Dakota (1974)
    Scholar: Lehal History, Durham University (1975-76)
    Law School: JD, University of North Dakota School of Law (1979)

    US Congressman, North Dakota at Large (1993-2011)
    North Dakota State Official State Insurance Commissioner (1985-92)
    North Dakota State House of Representatives (1981-85)
    Attorney in private practice (1979-84)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    National Association of Insurance Commissioners Vice President (1989)
    National Association of Insurance Commissioners President (1990)
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    State Bar Association of North Dakota
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

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