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Michael Flanagan

Michael FlanaganAKA Michael Patrick Flanagan

Born: 9-Nov-1962
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
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)

    Flanagan Consulting LLC President (1999-)
    US Congressman, Illinois 5th (1995-97)
    Brownback for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Fund for a Free Market America
    Illinois State Bar Association 1991
    Illinois State Society VP (1996-97)
    Keep Our Mission PAC
    Irish Ancestry

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