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David Marion Mason

David Marion Mason, American commissioner. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1980, 85. First vice chairman Young Republican Federation Virginia, Richmond, 1983; chairman Arlington Area Young Representatives, Virginia, 1984; active Arlington County Republican committee, 1980-1986, 10th district Republican committee, Falls Church, Virginia, 1985.

Background

  • Mason, David Marion was born on June 9, 1958 in Aiken, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Eber Junior and Frances Marie (Hooper) Mason.

  • Education

    • Student, Lynchburg College, Virginia, 1977. Bachelor in Political Science cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, California, 1979.

    Career

    • Assistant director research Obenshain/Warner for Senate, Richmond, Virginia, 1978. Legislation assistant to Senator John Warner United States Senate, Washington, DC, 1979-1980. Legislation director to Republican Thomas J. Bliley Junior United States Congress, DC, 1981-1984, staff director to Republican Trent Lott, 1984-1986.

      Freelance political writer Lynchburg, Virginia, 1986. President Commonwealth Foundation Virginia, Richmond, 1986-1987. Executive assistant to assistant secretary United States Department Defense, 1987-1988, deputy assistant secretary Washington, 1988-1989.

      Director executive branch liaison, director United States Congress assessment project, vice president government relations, senior fellow in congressional studies The Heritage Foundation, 1990—1998. Chairman Federal Election Commission, since 1998. Member faculty Leadership Institute seminars, Washington, 1984.

      Lecturer USOPM seminars, Washington, 1984-1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    First vice chairman Young Republican Federation Virginia, Richmond, 1983. Chairman Arlington Area Young Representatives, Virginia, 1984. Active Arlington County Republican committee, 1980-1986, 10th district Republican committee, Falls Church, Virginia, 1985.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Donna Boersig, December 29, 1984. 10 children.
    • father: John Eber Mason Junior
    • mother: Frances Marie (Hooper) Mason
    • spouse: Margaret Donna Boersig
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    Born June 9, 1958
    (age 58)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      Lynchburg College
    • 1979
      Claremont McKenna College
    • 1978
      Assistant, director research Obenshain/Warner for Senate
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      legislation assistant, to Senator John Warner United States Senate
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      legislation director, to Republican Thomas J. Bliley Junior United States Congress
    • 1986
      freelance political writer, Lynchburg
      Virginia, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      president, Commonwealth Foundation Virginia
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1990 - 1998
      director, fellow in congressional studies The Heritage Foundation
    • 1990 - 1998
      director, fellow in congressional studies The Heritage Foundation
    • 1990 - 1998
      vice president, fellow in congressional studies The Heritage Foundation
    • 1990 - 1998
      senior, fellow in congressional studies The Heritage Foundation
    • 1998
      chairman, Federal Election Commission
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