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John E. Sweeney

John E. Sweeney, former United States Representative from New York. Bar: New York 1991. Recipient President's award, Mental Health Association New York State, Inc., 2002, Friend of Farm Bureau award, New York Farm Bureau, 2004, Guardian award, Partnership for Drug-Free American, 2004.


  • Sweeney, John E. was born on August 9, 1955 in Troy, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Hudson Valley Community College, 1978. Bachelor in Political Science and Criminal Justice, Russell Sage College, 1981. Juris Doctor, Western New England School Law, 1991.


    • Director Rensselaer County Stop-Driving While Impaired progressive, Troy. Partner Cholakis, Sweeney and Wollowitz, 1991—1995. Executive director, chief counsel New York State Republican Party, 1992—1994.

      Commissioner labor State of New York, Albany, 1995-1997, deputy chief of staff to Governor George Pataki, 1997—1998. Member United States Congress from 20th New York district, 1999—2007, member Republican steering committee, member appropriations committee, vice chairman transportation, treasury and housing and urban development appropriations subcommittee.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1991.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    • Married Gayle Ford; 3 children.
    • spouse: Gayle Ford
    John E. Sweeney
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    Born August 9, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1978
      Hudson Valley Community College
    • 1981
      Russell Sage College
    • 1991
      Western New England School Law
    • 1991 - 1995
      partner, Cholakis
    • 1992 - 1994
      executive, New York State Republican Party
    • 1992 - 1994
      chief counsel, New York State Republican Party
    • 1995 - 1997
      commissioner labor State of New York
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1997 - 1998
      commissioner labor State of New York
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