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Edward Fitzpatrick Herman (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 4/5/1974 (Cleveland, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Christian
Residence: Lakewood, OH
Education: BA in Philosophy from Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Occupation: Realtor
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 10 

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Ed Herman was born in 1974 in Cleveland and currently lives in suburban Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland in 1992 and studied philosophy at Fordham University in New York, graduating in 1996.

Herman served in the U.S. Army from 1996 to 1998, during which time he learned to speak Arabic at the Defense Language Institute and U.S. Army Intelligence Center and served at the United States Mission to the United Nations.

Herman spent a year in 1999 teaching English to children in the United Arab Emirates, then worked as an international communications and government relations consultant in Cleveland and New York City from 2000 to 2001.

Herman, who had been serving in the Army reserves during that time, was called to active duty after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He served in Afghanistan as part of a military intelligence task force until 2002, then returned to Cleveland to work as a Realtor. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his work in Afghanistan.

Herman is not married and has no children.

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Ed Herman is a first-time candidate. He earned 42 percent of the vote to win a four-person race for the 13th District in Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election.

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