Sanford Bishop

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Democratic Georgia

U.S. House (Georgia 2)


Family: Wife: Vivian; 1 Stepchild: Aayesha Reese

Born: 02/04/1947 Mobile, AL

Home: Albany, Georgia

Religion: Baptist

Education: JD, Emory University, 1971 BA, Political Science, Morehouse College, 1968

Profession: Partner, Bishop and Buckner, Professional Corporation, 1978-1992 Partner, Bishop and Hudlin, 1972-1978 Attorney, Legal Defense Fund, 1971-1972 United States Army, Reserve Officer Training Corps, 1969-1971

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1993-present Senior Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2007-2008 Senator, Georgia State Senate, 1991-1992 Representative, Georgia State House of Representatives, 1977-1990

Congressional Membership: Army Caucus Blue Dog Coalition Congressional Air Power Caucus Congressional Arts Caucus Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Children's Working Group Congressional Federal Government Service Caucus Congressional Fire Services Caucus Congressional Motor Sports Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Peanut Caucus Congressional Rural Caucus Congressional Soy Bean Caucus Congressional Sportsman's Caucus Congressional Steel Caucus Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus Congressional Vietnam-Era Veterans Caucus Council on Foreign Relations Chair, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Depot Caucus Federal Government Service Caucus Co-Chair, Forestry 2000 Task Force Governor's Advisory Council on Drug Abuse House Veterans' Affairs Committee Impact Aid Coalition Law Enforcement Caucus National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization National Security Caucus Rural Health Care Coalition Georgia Representative, Southern Growth Policies Board Chair, Working Group on Defense of Physical Infrastructure and Natural Resources

Organization Membership: Member, Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons, 1990-present Alabama State Bar, 1973-present Member, Georgia State Bar, 1971-present Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1966-present Boy Scouts of America Council on Foreign Relations Executive Board, Chattahoochee Council Fourth Street Baptist Church Impact Aid Coalition Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Member, Mount Zion Baptist Church National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Shriner Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity



Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Defense

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies