John Boehner

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US Rep. John A. Boehner (OH-8)
John Andrew Boehner (born November 17, 1949) is an American politician of the Republican Party who serves as a U.S. Representative from the eighth congressional district of Ohio (map (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/oh08_109.gif)), which is the western counties along the Indiana border.

Boehner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and received a bachelor of science degree from Xavier University (Cincinnati) in 1977 and worked as a businessman.

In 1981 Boehner served on the board of trustees of Union Township, Butler County, Ohio. In 1984, he served as president of the township board of trustees.

Boehner served as an Ohio state representative from 1985 to 1990. In 1990, when U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens (R-Ohio) was caught in a sex scandal involving a minor, Boehner challenged Lukens in the Republican primary and defeated the incumbent, while also upsetting the district's former representative, Tom Kindness. Boehner went on to victory in the 1990 general election and began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives the 102nd Congress.

From 1995 to 1999, Boehner served as the Republican Conference Chairman in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is now entering his final term as the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Boehner is widely credited with championing the Contract With America, the 1996 Freedom to Farm Act, and the passage of "No Child Left Behind Act."

He is a Roman Catholic and lives in the Wetherington section of West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio.

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Preceded by:
Donald "Buz" Lukens
U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th Congressional District
1991-
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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