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Gene Green (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 10/17/1947 (Houston, TX)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Undergraduate degree in business administration from University of Houston, Houston, TX; Graduate degree in law from University of Houston, Houston, TX
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Texas District 29 

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Gene Green was born in Houston, where he still lives. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Houston and studied at the University of Houston law school.

Green did not obtain a law degree but earned enough class credits to take the State Bar of Texas exam, which he passed.

He served 12 years in the state House of Representatives and seven years in the state Senate.

He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992.

Green and his wife, Helen Albers, have a daughter and a son.

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Gene Green was elected to the U.S. House in 1992 with 66 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Clark Ervin.

He defeated Republican Harold Eide in 1994 with 73 percent. Green won again in 1996 defeating Republican Jack Rodriguez with 68 percent of the vote.

In 1998, Green was re-elected without major party opposition.

He was re-elected in 2000 with 73 percent of the vote. In 2002, he was re-elected with 95 percent of the vote.

He had no major party opposition in 2004.

Green served in the Texas House, 1972-84, and the Texas Senate, 1985-92.

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