|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 8th district
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||John Blatnik|
|Succeeded by||Chip Cravaack|
|Born||James Louis Oberstar
September 10, 1934
Chisholm, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||May 3, 2014
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
College of Europe
James Louis "Jim" Oberstar (September 10, 1934 – May 3, 2014) was an American politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011. He represented Minnesota's 8th district. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Oberstar was born in Chisholm, Minnesota.
Oberstar lived with his wife, Jean, in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.. He also lived in his boyhood home in Chisholm, Minnesota. He died in his sleep at his home in Potomac on May 3, 2014, aged 79.