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Mike Garver Oxley (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 2/11/1944 (Findlay, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Lutheran
Residence: Findlay, OH
Education: BA in Government from Miami University, Miami, OH; JD in Law from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 4 

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Mike Oxley was born in 1944 in Findlay, Ohio, and resides there. He graduated from Findlay High School in 1962. He received a bachelor's degree in government in 1966 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a law degree in 1969 from the Ohio State University College of Law. He practiced law and was an FBI agent, 1969-72.

Oxley was elected to the Ohio House in 1972, serving 1973-81. He was elected to the U.S. House in a special election in 1981 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Republican Rep. Tennyson Guyer.

Oxley and his wife, Patricia, have one child.

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Mike Oxley was elected to the U.S. House in a special election in June 1981 with 50 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Dale Locker, a state legislator. Oxley defeated Democrat Thomas Burkhart in 1990 with 62 percent of the vote and was re-elected in 1992 with 61 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Raymond Ball.

He was unopposed in 1994 and re-elected in 1996 with 65 percent of the vote against Democrat Paul McClain. In 1998, Oxley defeated McClain with 64 percent of the vote. In 2000, he was re-elected with 67 percent of the vote, defeating Daniel Dickman.

In 2002, he beat Democrat Jim Clark 68 percent to 32 percent.

Oxley served in the Ohio House, 1973-81.

He had no opposition in Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election for the 4th District.

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