|Oil on canvas, Dennis Fritz, 2005 Collection of the U.S. House of
OBEY, David Ross, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County,
Okla., October 3, 1938; graduated from Wausau High School, Wausau, Wis., 1956;
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1960; M.A., University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1962; real estate broker; member of the Wisconsin
state assembly, 1963-1969; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress
to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative
Melvin R. Laird, and reelected to the twenty succeeding Congresses (April 1,
1969-January 3, 2011); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred
Twelfth Congress in 2010; chair, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety-ninth
Congress); chair, Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Third, One Hundred
Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).
BibliographyObey, David R.
Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Heartland
Progressive. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press,