JONTZ, James Prather, (1951 - 2007)


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JONTZ, James Prather, a Representative from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Ind., December 18, 1951; attended public schools; A.B., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1973; graduate studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and Butler University, Indianapolis; program director, Lake Michigan Federation and Indiana Conservation Council; public relations director, Sycamore Girl Scout Council; instructor, Butler University; member, Indiana State house of representatives, 1974-1984; member, Indiana State senate, 1984-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; died on April 14, 2007, in Portland, Oreg.