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Nick Joe Rahall (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 5/20/1949 (Beckley, WV)
Race: White
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Beckley, WV
Education: BA in Political Science from Duke University, Durham, NC; Attended in Political Science from George Washington University, Washington, DC
Occupation: Business Owner
Office Type: U.S. House -- West Virginia District 3 

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Nick Joe Rahall II was born in Beckley, W.Va., and resides there. He graduated from Beckley's Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967.

He received a bachelor's degree in 1971 from Duke University, and did graduate work at George Washington University in 1972. He worked as a sales representative for a West Virginia radio station.

He was president of the Mountaineer Tour and Travel Agency and served as president of West Virginia Broadcasting.

Rahall was first elected to the U.S. House in 1976.

Rahall, who is divorced, has three children.

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Nick Rahall was elected to the U.S. House in 1976 with 46 percent of the vote. He was re-elected to 12 consecutive terms.

He defeated Republican Marianne R. Brewster in 1990 with 52 percent of the vote. He won re-election in 1992 with 66 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Ben Waldman.

In 1994, Rahall was re-elected to a tenth term with 64 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Ben Waldman. He was unopposed in 1996. In 1998 he was re-elected with 87 percent of the vote, defeating Libertarian Joe Whelan. He was re-elected in 2000 with 91 percent of the vote.

In 2002, he won another term with 70 percent of the vote.

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