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Dan Rostenkowski

Dan RostenkowskiAKA Daniel David Rostenkowski

Born: 2-Jan-1928
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 11-Aug-2010
Location of death: Lake Benedict, WI
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, IL

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Illinois, 1959-95

Military service: US Army (1946-48)

"I will fight these false charges and will prevail. I will wash away the mud that has been splattered upon my reputation. Some ask how could you have done these things? The answer is simple: I didn't do them."

Sentenced in 1996 to 17 months federal prison, for misuse of public funds. Pardoned by Bill Clinton in 2000.

Father: Joseph P. Rostenkowski (d. 1970)
Mother: Priscilla Dombrowski
Wife: La Verne Pirkins (four daughters)

    High School: St. John's Military Academy (1946)
    University: Loyola University Chicago

    US Congressman, Illinois 5th (1993-95)
    US Congressman, Illinois 8th (1959-93)
    Illinois State Senate (1955-59)
    Illinois State House of Representatives (1953-55)
    Alfalfa Club 1982
    Kiwanis Club
    Knights of Columbus
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Took the Fifth (Aug-1992)
    Prostate Surgery Walter Reed Army Medical Center (May-1996)
    Mail Fraud
    Obstruction of Justice
    Wire Fraud
    Pardoned by President Bill Clinton (22-Dec-2000)
    Polish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Lung Cancer

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