Jim Oberstar, U.S. Congress

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James Louis Oberstar

Also Known As: "Jim Oberstar"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Death: May 03, 2014 (79)
At home, Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States (in his sleep)
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Oberstar and Mary Oberstar
Husband of Jo Oberstar and Private
Brother of David L Oberstar and Thomas H Oberstar

Occupation: Politician
Managed by: Mary Coleman
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About Jim Oberstar, U.S. Congress

Jim Oberstar was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he represented northeastern Minnesota's 8th congressional district, which included the cities of Duluth, Brainerd, Grand Rapids, International Falls, and Hibbing. He was chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 to 2011, and ranking minority member prior to that. In November 2010, he was defeated by a margin of 4,407 votes by Republican Chip Cravaack. He is the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Minnesota.

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Jim Oberstar, U.S. Congress's Timeline

1934
September 10, 1934
Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
2014
May 3, 2014
Age 79
Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States