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Jim Oberstar

Born: Sep 10, 1934

Death: May 3, 2014

Birthplace: Chisholm

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jim Oberstar

Date of Birth : Sep 10, 1934
Date of Death : May 3, 2014
Birth Place : Chisholm

James Louis "Jim" Oberstar was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represented northeastern Minnesota's 8th congressional district, which included the cities of Duluth, Brainerd, Grand Rapids, International Falls, and Hibbing. He was chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 to 2011, and ranking minority member prior to that. In November 2010, he was defeated by a margin of 4,407 votes by Republican Chip Cravaack.


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Also known as

  • James Louis Oberstar
  • James Oberstar


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