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Todd Akin (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 7/5/1947 (New York City, NY)
Race: White
Religion: Christian
Residence: St. Louis, MO
Education: BS in Engineering from Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; MDiv in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Occupation: Engineer, Businessman
Office Type: U.S. House -- Missouri District 2 

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Todd Akin served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and received an honorable discharge. He also marketed large computer systems for IBM and later served in corporate management at Laclede Steel Company.

He taught international marketing at the undergraduate level and has lectured on early American History and U.S. Government.

He was elected to the Missouri House in 1988 and served there until election to the U.S. House in 2000.

He continues to live in his boyhood home and is married to Lulli Akin. They have six children: Wynn, Perry, Micah, Hannah, Abigail and Ezra.

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Todd Akin was elected to the Missouri House in 1988 and served there until 2000, when he ran for the U.S. House. Akin won a five-way Republican primary by 56 votes out of 57,621 cast. He defeated Democratic state Sen. Ted House with 55 percent of the vote to win the general election.

He was re-elected in 2002 with 67 percent of the vote.

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