AKA Michael Patrick Flanagan
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Illinois, 1995-97
Military service: US Army (captain, 1984-88, 1991-92)
Michael Flanagan was a one-term Republican representative from Illinois who served from 1995 to 1997, the only Republican since 1967 to represent any part of the city of Chicago.
Flanagan defeated eighteen-term incumbent Dan Rostenkowski by a margin of 54% to 46% in the midst of the Republican Revolution of 1994, becoming one of fifty-four freshmen Republicans elected that year. While his win was considered an upset, Rostenkowski was under indictment during the election.
A party-line conservative who often allied with House personalities like then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, Flanagan was handily defeated in 1996 by Rod Blagojevich, 64% to 36%.
Blagojevich went on to become Governor of Illinois, while Flanagan retired from politics to practice law.
High School: Lane Technical High School, Chicago, IL (1981)
University: BA, Loyola University Chicago (1984)
Law School: JD, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago (1988)
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