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LaHOOD, Ray H., a Representative from Illinois; born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.,
December 6, 1945; graduated from Spalding Institute, Peoria, Ill., 1963;
attended Spoon River Community College, Canton, Ill.; B.S., Bradley University,
Peoria, Ill., 1971; teacher; director, Rock Island County Youth Services
Bureau, 1972-1974; chief planner, Bi-States Metropolitan Planning Commission,
1974-1977; staff, United States Representative Thomas F. Railsback of Illinois,
1977-1982; member, Illinois state house of representatives, 1982-1983; staff,
United States Representative Robert H. Michel of Illinois, 1983-1994; elected
as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1995-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection to the
One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; Secretary of Transportation in the
Cabinet of President Barack Obama, 2009-2013.