COMBEST, Larry Ed, (1945 - )


Oil on canvas, Daniel Greene, 2005 Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

COMBEST, Larry Ed, a Representative from Texas; born in Memphis, Hall County, Tex., March 20, 1945; West Texas State University, Canyon, Tex., 1969; farmer; director, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1971; legislative assistant to United States Senator John Tower of Texas, 1971-1978; business owner; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses, and served until his resignation on May 31, 2003 (January 3, 1985-May 31, 2003); chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Fourth Congress); chair, Committee on Agriculture (One Hundred Sixth and One Hundred Seventh Congresses).