Born: Aug. 17, 1936, in Holden, Mass.

Widowed. Children: Christiane Gigi, 35.

College: College of the Holy Cross, Georgetown Law, George Washington University.

Pet: My grand-dog Joop.

Celebrity whom I most resemble: Telly Savalas.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Play on words (not PUNNY).

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Gov. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.).

Best movie I've ever seen: "Le Jour le Plus Long" ["The Longest Day"].

Best book I've ever read: "Marcus Aurelius."

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Elsie's Magic Skillet.

My favorite restaurant outside my

district: Le Refuge, Alexandria.

Favorite birthday cake: Angel food cake (it's so heavenly!).

Car I drive: Old beat-up BMW and Cream Puff I (our Ford truck).

Best car I've ever had: 1963 Volvo.

Politician I most admire: Abraham Lincoln.

Person in history I would most like to meet: George Washington.

Most important influence in my life: My mom, who raised us, and my lovely wife, Carmen.

Favorite place to vacation: Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Normandy, France.

Pet peeve: People who don't listen.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I'm an extrovert.

Impression people have of Fairfax County that I would most like to change: That we are so affluent that we can afford to do anything and everything.

Favorite president: Harry S. Truman (D).Hyland, pictured in 2002.

Favorite TV show of all time: "The West Wing."