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William 'Mac' Thornberry (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 7/15/1958 (Clarendon, TX)
Race: White
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Clarendon, TX
Education: BA in History from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; JD in Law from University of Texas, Austin, TX
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Texas District 13 

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Mac Thornberry was born in Clarendon, Texas, where he still lives. He received his bachelor's degree in history from Texas Tech in 1980 and his law degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1983.

He served as legislative counsel to GOP Rep. Tom Loeffler, 1983-85. He was chief of staff for GOP Rep. Larry Combest, 1985-88.

In 1988, he was appointed deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs under then-Secretary of State George Schultz. He later worked for a private law firm in Amarillo.

Thornberry was first elected to the U.S. House in 1994.

Thornberry and his wife, Sally, have two children.

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Mac Thornberry was elected to the U.S. House in 1994, defeating incumbent Democratic Rep. Bill Sarpalius with 55 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 1996 with 67 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Samuel Silverman.

Thornberry was re-elected in 1998, defeating Democrat Mark Harmon with 68 percent of the vote. He won re-election in 2000, defeating Curtis Clinesmith with 68 percent of the vote.

In 2002, he was re-elected with 79 percent of the vote against Zane Reese. He has no opponents in 2004.

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