Dave Obey

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Dave Obey
Dave Obey 111th congressional portrait.jpg
Chair of the House Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byJerry Lewis
Succeeded byHal Rogers
In office
March 29, 1994 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byWilliam Natcher
Succeeded byBob Livingston
Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byJoseph M. McDade
Succeeded byJerry Lewis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 7th district
In office
April 1, 1969 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byMelvin Laird
Succeeded bySean Duffy
Personal details
Born
David Ross Obey

(1938-10-03) October 3, 1938 (age 82)
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 1957)
Democratic (1957–present)
Spouse(s)Joan Obey
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (BS, MA)

David Ross Obey (/ˈb/ OH-bee; born October 3, 1938)[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Obey, David R. 1938". Wisconsinhistory.org. 1938-10-03. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
  2. Politico (2011). David Obey heading to K Street. Retrieved June 3, 2011.