James Oberstar

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Democratic/Farmer/Labor Minnesota

U.S. House (Minnesota 8)


Family: Wife: Jean; 6 Children: Ted, Noelle, Annie, Monica, Lindsey, Charlie

Born: 09/10/1934 Chisholm, MN

Home: Chisholm, Minnesota

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: MA, European Studies, College of Europe, 1957 BA, French/Political Science, College of Saint Thomas, 1956 Attended, Georgetown University Attended, Laval University

Profession: Staff Administrator, Public Works Committee, United States House of Representatives, 1971-1974 Chief Staff Assistant, Congressman John Blatnik, 1963-1974 Civilian Language Teacher, United States Marine Corps, 1959-1963

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1975-present At-Large Whip, United States House of Representatives

Congressional Membership: Bike Caucus Co-Chair, House Delegation, Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group Caucus for Sustainable Development Co-Chair, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Congressional Competitiveness Caucus Congressional Human Rights Caucus Congressional Steel Caucus Former Co-Chair, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Truck Caucus Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group Forestry 2000 Caucus Co-Chair, Great Lakes Task Force House Trails Caucus International Relations Committee Medical Technology Caucus Mississippi River Caucus Native American Caucus Co-Chair, Northeast-Midwest Congressional Caucus Renewable Energy Caucus Sportsman Caucus Upper Mississippi Task Force

Organization Membership: Board Member, Kennedy Center, 1995-present


Transportation and Infrastructure


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