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Bart Gordon

Bart GordonAKA Barton Jennings Gordon

Born: 24-Jan-1949
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, TN

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Tennessee, 1985-2011

Military service: US Army Reserve (1971-72)

Attorney elected to thirteen terms in US Congress beginning in 1985, succeeding Al Gore. Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-net neutrality. Co-authored the 1993 Family Medical Leave Act, which provides unpaid leave for up to 12 work weeks to employees who need to care for their family. Supported 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 1991 Gulf War resolution, 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1997 Kyoto Protocol to address climate change, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2006 Secure Fence Act, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Not a candidate for re-election in 2010, and succeeded in Congress by Diane Black.

Mother: Margaret Gordon (teacher, b. circa 1927)
Wife: Leslie Peyton Gordon
Daughter: Peyton Margaret Gordon

    High School: Central High School, Murfreesboro, TN (1967)
    University: BA, Middle Tennessee State University (1971)
    Law School: JD, University of Tennessee (1973)

    US Congressman, Tennessee 6th (1985-2011)
    Attorney in private practice (1974-83)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Gore 2000
    Science Debate 2008
    Kappa Alpha Order
    Tennessee Bar Association

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