SILJANDER, Mark Deli, a Representative from Michigan; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill.,
June 11, 1951; attended the public schools; graduated from Oak Park-River
Forest High School, 1969; B.S., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1972;
M.A., same university, 1973; trustee, Fabius Township Board, St. Joseph County,
1972-1976; real estate broker; served in the Michigan State house of
representatives, 1977-1981; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1980;
elected as Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress, by special election, to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative
David A. Stockman, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (April 21,
1981-January 3, 1987); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One
Hundredth Congress in 1986; delegate to the United Nations General Assembly,
September 1987-September 1988; president of a consulting firm in Washington,
D.C., and operates an import-export firm; radio commentator; unsuccessful
candidate in 1992 for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a
resident of Reston, Va.
BibliographySiljander, Mark D.
A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressmans Quest to Bridge the
Muslim-Christian Divide. New York: HarperOne, 2008.