Duncan Hunter

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Duncan Hunter
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Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byIke Skelton
Succeeded byJohn McHugh
Chair of the House Armed Services Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byBob Stump
Succeeded byIke Skelton
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byLionel Van Deerlin (42nd)
Succeeded byDan Lungren (42nd)
Dana Rohrabacher (45th)
Duncan D. Hunter (52nd)
Constituency42nd district (1981–83)
45th district (1983–93)
52nd district (1993–2009)
Personal details
Born
Duncan Lee Hunter

(1948-05-31) May 31, 1948 (age 71)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lynne Hunter
Children2 (including Duncan)
EducationUniversity of Montana
University of California, Santa Barbara
Western State University (BS, JD)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1969–1971
RankUS Army O2 shoulderboard rotated.svg First Lieutenant
Unit75th Ranger Regiment
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsBronze Star
Air Medal
Vietnam Service Medal

Duncan Lee Hunter (born May 31, 1948) is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the House of Representatives from California's 52nd, 45th and 42nd districts from 1981 to 2009.

Hunter was the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Hunter ran for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States for 2008,[1] but failed to win many votes during the primaries,[2] and he dropped out after the Nevada Republican caucuses.[3]

Hunter was replaced in congress by his son, Duncan D. Hunter.

References[change | change source]

  1. "GOP chairman takes first steps toward '08 bid". Associated Press. October 31, 2006.[dead link]
  2. "Rep. Hunter drops out of GOP presidential race". Associated Press for USA Today. January 20, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2008.
  3. CNN Political Ticker