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TAUZIN, Wilbert Joseph (Billy), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Chackbay, Lafourche Parish,
La., June 14, 1943; B.A., Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.,1964; J.D.,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1967; legislative aide, Louisiana
senate, 1963-1967; admitted to the Louisiana bar, 1967; member of the Louisiana
house of representatives, 1972-1980; elected as a Democrat, by special election
to the Ninety-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of
United States Representative David C. Treen, and reelected to the eight
succeeding Congresses; changed party affiliation to Republican, August 8, 1995;
elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the three succeeding
Congresses (May 22, 1980- January 3, 2005); not a candidate for reelection to
the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2004; chair, Committee on Energy and Commerce
(One Hundred Seventh and One Hundred Eighth Congresses).