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John Duncan

John DuncanAKA John James Duncan, Jr.

Born: 21-Jul-1947
Birthplace: Lebanon, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Tennessee 2nd

Military service: US Army National Guard and Army Reserve (1970-87)

Lawyer, judge, and Tennessee Congressman who almost literally inherited his seat in Congress, winning a 1988 special election to succeed his father, 12-term Congressman John Duncan, who died in office. Libertarian-leaning Republican; anti-abortion rights, pro-gun rights, track record as a budget-trimmer. Supported 1991 Gulf War authorization, 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and 2001 PATRIOT Act. Opposed 2002 Iraq War authorization, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, and 2010 health care reform. Goes by "Jimmy".

Father: John James Duncan (US Congressman, b. 14-Mar-1919, d. 21-Jun-1988)
Mother: Lois Swisher
Sister: Beverly
Brother: Joseph
Sister: Rebecca Jane
Wife: Lynn Hawkins (one daughter, three sons)
Daughter: Tara
Son: Whitney
Son: John
Son: Zane

    University: BS, University of Tennessee, Nashville (1969)
    Law School: JD, George Washington University (1973)

    US Congressman, Tennessee 2nd (8-Nov-1988 to present)
    Tennessee State Official State Trial Judge, Knox County, TN (1981-88)
    Every Republican is Crucial PAC
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    Leadership Institute Bi-Partisan Congressional Advisory Board
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Republican Liberty Caucus
    Tennessee Bar Association 1973
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)

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


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