Joe Knollenberg

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Joe Knollenberg
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byDale Kildee
Succeeded byGary Peters
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byRobert W. Davis
Succeeded byThaddeus McCotter
Personal details
Born
Joseph Kastl Knollenberg

(1933-11-28)November 28, 1933
Mattoon, Illinois, U.S.
DiedFebruary 6, 2018(2018-02-06) (aged 84)
Troy, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sandie Knollenberg
Alma materEastern Illinois University
OccupationInsurance agent
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1955-1957

Joseph Kastl Knollenberg (November 28, 1933 – February 6, 2018) was an American politician. From 1993 to 2009, he was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 9th congressional district and Michigan's 11th congressional district.[1]

Knollenberg was known as a supporter of the North American Free Trade Agreement, President George W. Bush's support on protecting manufactured goods and for voting against expanding S-CHIP in the later years of his career.[1]

He lost to Gary Peters in the 2008 election by winning 43% of the vote to Peters' 52%.

Knollenberg died on February 6, 2018 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease at a care facility in Troy, Michigan at the age of 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Joe Knollenberg, former GOP congressman, dies at 84". The Washington Post. February 6, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  2. "Joe Knollenberg: Obituary". Detroit News. February 6, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018.

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