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Chet Edwards

Chet EdwardsAKA Thomas Chester Edwards

Born: 24-Nov-1951
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, TX

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1991-2011

Radio station owner and Texas state legislator elected to US Congress in 1990. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat; anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 1991 Gulf War authorization, 2002 Iraq War authorization, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, and 2009 economic stimulus. Opposed 1998-99 impeachment of Pres Bill Clinton, and 2010 health care reform. Defeated for re-election in 2010, and succeeded in Congress by Bill Flores.

Wife: Lea Ann Wood (two sons)
Son: John Thomas
Son: Garrison Alexander

    University: Memorial High School, Houston, TX (1970)
    University: BS Economics, Texas A&M University (1974)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1981)

    US Congressman, Texas 17th (2005-11)
    US Congressman, Texas 11th (1991-2005)
    Texas State Senate 9th (1983-90)
    Trammell Crow Real Estate Agent (1981-85)
    Congressional Staff Legislative Aide to Rep. Olin Teague (1974-77)

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


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