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Chris Gibson

AKA Christopher P. Gibson

Born: 13-May-1964
Birthplace: Rockville Centre, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, New York 20th

Military service: US Army (to colonel, 1986-2010)

Retired US Army colonel elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Scott Murphy. Conservative Republican; generally anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Campaigned pledging to work for lower taxes, fewer regulations, and repeal of 2010 health care reform.

[1] St. John The Baptist Parish, Valatie NY.

Wife: Mary Jo (social worker, m. 1997)
Daughter: Katie (b. circa 1998)
Daughter: Margaaret ("Maggie", b. circa 1990)
Son: Connor (b. circa 1992)

    High School: Ichabod Crane High School, Valatie, NY (1982)
BA History, Siena College (1986)
    Teacher: American Politics, US Military Academy, West Point
    University: MPA, Cornell University (1995)
    University: PhD Government, Cornell University (1998)

    US Congressman, New York 20th (2011-)
    Bronze Star (four)
    Combat Infantryman Badge
    Legion of Merit (twice)
    Purple Heart
    Valorous Unit Award (twice)
    American Legion
    Knights of Columbus
    National Rifle Association
    Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Author of books:
Securing the State (2008, non-fiction)

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