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Baron Hill

AKA Baron Paul Hill

Born: 23-Jun-1953
Birthplace: Seymour, IN

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Indiana, 1999-2005 and 2007-11

Insurance and real estate salesman elected to US Congress in 1998, succeeding Lee H. Hamilton. Lost 2004 election and succeeded in Congress by Mike Sodrel, then defeated Sodrel to return to Congress in 2006. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Abstained on 2001 USA PATRIOT Act; supported 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction of bankruptcy rules, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2008 Wall Street bailout. Lost 2010 election and succeeded in Congress by Todd Young.

Wife: Betty Schepman (math teacher, three daughters)
Daughter: Jennifer
Daughter: Cara
Daughter: Elizabeth

    High School: Seymour High School, Seymour, IN (1971)
    University: BA History, Furman University, Greenville, SC (1975)

    US Congressman, Indiana 9th (2007-11)
    US Congressman, Indiana 9th (1999-2005)
    Indiana State House of Representatives (1982-90)
    American Red Cross
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Jaycees Seymour, IN
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors

    Capitalism: A Love Story (6-Sep-2009) · Himself

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