|Chair of the House Appropriations Committee|
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Jerry Lewis|
|Succeeded by||Hal Rogers|
March 29, 1994 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||William Natcher|
|Succeeded by||Bob Livingston|
|Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Joseph M. McDade|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Lewis|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Wisconsin's 7th district
April 1, 1969 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Melvin Laird|
|Succeeded by||Sean Duffy|
David Ross Obey
October 3, 1938
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (Before 1957)|
|Education||University of Wisconsin, Madison (BS, MA)|
David Ross Obey (// OH-bee; born October 3, 1938) is an American politician. He was the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district from 1969 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Obey served as Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from 1994 to 1995 and again from 2007 to 2011. He is the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin.
On May 5, 2010, Obey announced that he would not seek reelection to Congress in November 2010. He left Congress in January 2011.