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Ray H. LaHood
Wife: Kathy; 4 Children: Amy, Darin, Sam, Sara
BS, Education and Sociology, Bradley University, 1971
United States Secretary of Transportation, 2009-2013
Representative, United States House, 18th District of Illinois, 1995-2009
Confirmed, United States Secretary of Transportation, January 23, 2009
Representative, Illinois State House, 1982-1983
Former Member, Congressional Arts Caucus
Co-Founder, Congressional Bipartisan Retreat Committee
Former Member, Congressional Family Caucus
Former Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Former Member, Congressional Rural Caucus
Former Member, Congressional Steel Caucus
Former Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Former Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Organization
Former Member, National Republican Congressional Committee
Former Member, Republican Israel Caucus
Former Member, Rural Health Care Coalition
Chief Planner, Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1974-1977
Former Chief Planner, Bi-State Planning Commission
Former Teacher, Junior High School Social Studies
Former Teacher, Saint Joseph School and Holy Family School, Peoria, IL
Chief of Staff, United States Representative Robert Michel, 1982-1994
District Administrative Assistant, United States Representative Tom Railsback, 1977-1982
Director, Rock Island County Youth Services Bureau, 1972-1974
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Former Member, American Red Cross, Central Illinois Chapter
Board of Trustees, Bradley University
Former President, Bradley University National Alumni Board
Former Board Member, Children's Hospital
Congressional Board of Advisers, Congressional Youth Leadership Council
Member, Downtown Rotary Club of Peoria
Former Board Member, Economic Development Council of Peoria
Board of Directors, Gallaudet University
Former President, Illinois State Society
Former Member, ITOO Society
Former President, Notre Dame High School Board
Former Board Member, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
Former Board Member, Peoria Area Retarded Citizens
Former President, Spalding Institute Board
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