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Nick Joseph Clooney (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 1/13/1936 (Maysville, KY)
Race: White
Religion: Roman Catholic
Residence: Augusta, KY
Occupation: Broadcast Journalist
Office Type: U.S. House -- Kentucky District 4 

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Nick Clooney was born on Jan. 13, 1934, in Maysville, Ky., a one-time tobacco marketing hub along the Ohio River. He now lives just a few miles away in Augusta, where he moved 30 years ago with his wife, Nina, and their two children, Ada and George.

He graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Maysville in 1952. By that time, he had already chosen his career path in the world of journalism.

He got his first radio job at 16 in Maysville, beginning a long career in broadcasting and journalism. Clooney did not attend college.

He worked in television journalism in Salt Lake City, Buffalo, N.Y., and Los Angeles before becoming a reporter and anchor in Cincinnati. Clooney became a regular columnist for the Cincinnati and Kentucky Post in 1989. He hosted television talk variety shows in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

Clooney spent five years as a writer and on-air host for the American Movie Classics cable network. He had received an Emmy Award for commentary, and was nominated three times for an Emmy for his work on AMC.Clooney has written three books, the most recent titled "The Movies that Changed Us" in 2002.

Clooney was inducted into the Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Clooney and his wife, Nina, have two children, Ada and George, a famous movie actor, producer and director.

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Nick Clooney, a longtime television anchor and newspaper columnist, is making his first run for elective office. Clooney was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Kentucky's 4th District. He faces Republican Geoff Davis in November. The winner succeeds Democratic U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas, who is retiring after three terms.

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