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Rick Boucher

Rick BoucherAKA Frederick Carlyle Boucher

Born: 1-Aug-1946
Birthplace: Abingdon, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Virginia, 1983-2011

Fourteen-term Democratic Congressman from Virginia's rural 9th District, first elected in 1982. Moderate Democrat. Known for advancing legislation supporting internet and high-tech development, and his co-sponsorship of the Security and Freedom Through Encryption (SAFE) Act, which allows ordinary Americans to use encryption products. Supported 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus; opposed 1991 Gulf War resolution, 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2010 health care reform. Defeated for re-election in 2010 by Republican Morgan Griffith.

Mother: Dorothy Buck Boucher
Wife: Amy Hauslohner (editor, Galax Gazette)

    High School: Abingdon High School, Abingdon, VA (1964)
    University: BA, Roanoke College (1968)
    Law School: JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1971)

    US Congressman, Virginia 9th (1983-2011)
    Virginia State Senate (1974-82)
    4-H Club
    American Bar Association
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    Democratic National Committee
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Virginia Bar Association
    Kappa Alpha Order
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Official Website:
http://www.house.gov/boucher/


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