Rep. John A. Boehner
-- U.S. congressman representing the Eighth District

  Republican John A. Boehner (pronounced BAY-ner) was first elected to Congress in 1990, defeating Gregory V. Joliviette, after serving three terms in the Ohio Legislature.
  He quickly gained national attention as one of the Gang of Seven, a rabble-rousing band of freshman representatives. The group assaulted sacred cows, most notably by insisting upon wide publicity of theHouse banking scandal. The gang wanted names named for every member who had overdrafts on their House bankingaccount. People were embarrassed, elections were lost, and the House bank was closed forever.
  When the Republicans took control of the House in the 1994 election Boehner, a close confidant and ardent supporter of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, became chairman of the Republican Conference and lined up the party's troops to vote for the Contract With America legislation during thelegislative session's first 100 days.

John Boehner

BORN: November 17, 1949, in Cincinnati.
EDUCATION: Xavier University, B.S., 1977.
MILITARY: Navy, 1969.
OCCUPATION: Plastics and packaging executive.
FAMILY: Wife, Debbie Gunlack; 2 children.
RELIGION: Roman Catholic.
COMMITTEES: House Oversight; Agriculture.
D.C. ADDRESS: 1009 Longworth House Office Building, Washington,D.C., 20515.
DISTRICT ADDRESS: 5617 Liberty-Fairfield Road, Hamilton 45011.
PHONE: (202) 225-6205 in Washington; (513) 894-6003 in Hamilton.



The eighth district runs from Mercer County in the north to Butler in the south. It also includes Darkee, Miami, Shelby, Preble and the southwestern corner of Montgomery.

Selected Dayton Daily News stories:

Published: Monday, October 14, 1996

The congressman from West Chester thrives in Washington'spower environment
Published: Sunday, November 30, 1997 Page: 1A By Scott Montgomery WASHINGTON BUREAU

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File Created: 12-1-1997
Prepared by: Dayton Daily News Library staff
Sources: DDN reports, Almanac of American Politics