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James Sensenbrenner (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 6/14/1943 (Chicago, IL)
Race: White
Religion: Episcopalian
Residence: Menomonee Falls, WI
Education: Undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Graduate degree in law from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Wisconsin District 5 

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James Sensenbrenner was born in Chicago, and resides in Menomonee Falls, Wis. He received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1965 and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1968.

He was a staff assistant to then-Rep. J. Arthur Younger of California in 1965. He practiced law, then served in the Wisconsin Assembly, 1968-74, and state Senate, 1975-79.

He was elected to the U.S. House in 1978, and has been re-elected every two years since.

Sensenbrenner and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.

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James Sensenbrenner was elected to the U.S. House in 1978 with 61 percent of the vote. He was re-elected to six consecutive terms and faced no Democratic opposition in 1990.

He won re-election in 1992 with 71 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Ingrid Buxton. He was unopposed for re-election in 1994.

In 1996, he was re-elected with 75 percent of the vote against Democrat Floyd Brenholt. Sensenbrenner was re-elected in 1998 without major party opposition.

He was re-elected in 2000 with 74 percent of the vote and again in 2002 with 86 percent of the vote.

Sensenbrenner served in the Wisconsin Assembly, 1969-75, and state Senate, 1975-79.

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