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Encyclopedia > Pete Visclosky
Pete Visclosky
Pete Visclosky

In office
1985-present
Preceded by Katie Hall
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born August 13, 1949
Gary, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse divorced
Religion Roman Catholic

Peter J. "Pete" Visclosky (born August 13, 1949, in Gary, Indiana) is a United States Representative from Indiana's First Congressional District (see map). He is currently in his ninth term as a member of the House of Representatives. His first term in Congress began in January of 1985. Visclosky defeated incumbent Katie Hall in the Democratic primary the previous year. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (975x1073, 212 KB)Rep. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Map The First Congressional District of Indiana, USA, was drawn in its current configuration after the 2000 census. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katie Hall Katie Beatrice Hall (born April 3, 1938), is a former U.S. Representative from Indiana. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katie Hall Katie Beatrice Hall (born April 3, 1938), is a former U.S. Representative from Indiana. ...


The First District lies in northwest Indiana and includes all of Lake, Newton, Jasper and Benton counties as well as a major portion of Porter County. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


He was educated at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana, Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana, Notre Dame Law School and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and was a lawyer and staff member of the United States House of Representatives before entering the House. This is his first elected office. Andrean High School is a coeducational Catholic college preparatory school located in Merrillville, Indiana. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Lake Area    - City 86. ... Indiana University Northwest   Indiana University Northwest (IUN) is a regional campus in the Indiana University system located in Gary, Indiana. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Notre Dame Law School during winter. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) City Council Chairperson: Linda W. Cropp (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans...


Visclosky's parent's were involved in Gary's once prominent but now declining steel industry. Reinstating the steel tariff and fighting to save American manufacturing jobs have long been Visclosky's biggest goal while in Congress.

Political offices
Preceded by
Katie B. Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

1985-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Post-Tribune News (482 words)
Visclosky also asked for $300,000 to preserve the brick house at the park built by French Canadian fur trader Joseph Bailly.
Visclosky asked the House to include $50,000 for the U.S. Geological Survey to work with the park's management in eradicating foreign species.
The $430,000 remainder of Visclosky's request is aimed at making a number of smaller improvements to the lakeshore, from making the park's rest rooms handicapped-accessible to installing more energy-efficient lighting.
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