Michael G. Oxley
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Congressman Mike Oxley is serving his eleventh term in the United States House of Representatives and is Chairman of the new House Committee on Financial Services. He leads 37 Republicans, 32 Democrats, and 1 Independent on the committee, which oversees Wall Street, banks, and the insurance industry. In addition to financial matters, Oxley has a long involvement with trade, telecommunications, and energy issues. A firm believer in market competition, Oxley draws on his business and financial expertise to advocate policies promoting personal savings, jobs, and economic growth.
A resident of Findlay, Congressman Oxley served nine years in the Ohio General Assembly before coming to Congress as a result of a 1981 special election.
Born February 11, 1944, Congressman Oxley is an attorney by profession. He earned his B.A. from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1966 and his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1969. He is a member of the American, Ohio, and Findlay Bar Associations, and, in 1986, was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Congressman Oxley is a member of Rotary International, Findlay Elks, Ohio Farm Bureau, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and Sigma Chi fraternity. He has staff experience with former Eighth Ohio District Congressman Jackson Betts, former Ohio Lieutenant Governor John Brown, and former Ohio Attorney General William Saxbe.
Congressman Oxley and his wife, Pat, are the parents of a son, Chadd.