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Pete McCloskey

Pete McCloskeyAKA Paul Norton McCloskey, Jr.

Born: 29-Sep-1927
Birthplace: Loma Linda, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from California, 1967-83

Military service: US Navy (1945-47); USMC (1950-52); USMC Reserve (1952-60); Ready Reserve (1960-67)

Sued for libel by Pat Robertson.


[1] A lifelong Republican, McCloskey switched to the Democratic Party on April 16, 2007, following the public endorsement of several Democrats in the 2006 election cycle and an unsuccessful run for the House of Representatives against Richard Pombo in the 2006 Republican primary.

Father: Paul Norton McCloskey, Sr.
Wife: Caroline (div., two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Nancy
Son: Peter
Son: John
Daughter: Kathleen
Wife: Helen V. Hooper

    High School: South Pasadena High School, Pasadena, CA
    University: Occidental College
    University: California Institute of Technology
    University: Stanford University (1950)
    Law School: JD, Stanford University Law School (1953)

    Council for the National Interest Co-Founder (1989)
    US Congressman, California 12th (1975-83)
    US Congressman, California 17th (1973-75)
    US Congressman, California 11th (1967-73)
    Navy Cross
    Purple Heart twice
    Silver Star

Author of books:
Truth and Untruth: Political Deceit in America (1972, nonfiction)
The Taking of Hill 610: And Other Essays on Friendship (1992, nonfiction)


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