Jack Bergman

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Jack Bergman
Jack Bergman (2017).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byDan Benishek
Personal details
John Warren Bergman

(1947-02-02) February 2, 1947 (age 74)
Shakopee, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationGustavus Adolphus College (BA)
University of West Florida (MBA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1969–2009
RankUS Marine O9 shoulderboard.svg Lieutenant General
UnitRhode Island National Guard
Mobilization Station, Chicago
II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element
4th Marine Aircraft Wing
4th Marine Logistics Group
United States Marine Corps Reserve
Marine Forces North

John Warren "Jack" Bergman (born February 2, 1947) is a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and politician. He has been the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district since 2017.

Bergman was commanding general of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North. He also was a naval aviator, flying rotary-winged aircraft such as the CH-46 and UH-1, as well as fixed-wing aircraft such as the T-28 and KC-130.

He is a Republican and was elected to the U.S. House in the 2016 election.[1][2] Bergman is the highest-ranking military official ever elected to the United States Congress.[3]

In June 2017, Bergman was one of the Republican congressmen who were practicing on an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field for the annual congressional baseball game when a man named James Hodgkinson began shooting at them, harming four people, including Cong. Steve Scalise (R-LA).[4]

He calls himself a conservative but does not feel strongly about party.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Livengood, Chad (2016-01-14). "Retired U.P. Marine files for GOP congressional primary". Detroitnews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Gibbons, Lauren (August 2, 2016). "Jack Bergman victorious in 1st Congressional District Republican primary". MLive. Retrieved 3 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Medium- Lt. General Jack Bergman (Ret.) to Become Highest-Ranking Military Veteran Ever Sworn into Congress". Harperpolling.com. 2017-01-03. Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2017-01-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Meloni, Rod; Rep. Jack Bergman describes shooting at baseball practice: 'I just basically went into a low crawl'; ClickOnDetroit; June 14, 2017; https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan/rep-jack-bergman-describes-shooting-at-baseball-practice-i-just-basically-went-into-a-low-crawl
  5. Hunter, Wil; Meet Republican congressional candidate Jack Bergman; Up Matters; http://www.upmatters.com/news/local-news/meet-republican-congressional-candidate-jack-bergman/461595749