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Peter James Roskam

Peter James Roskam, United States Representative from Illinois, former state legislator, lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1989. Named a Hero of Taxpayer, Americans for Tax Reform, 2005.

Background

  • Roskam, Peter James was born on September 13, 1961 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States. Son of Verlyn Ronald and Martha (Jacobsen) Roskam.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Illinois, 1983. Juris Doctor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1989.

    Career

    • Teacher All Saints High School, St. Thomas, 1984-1985. Legislation assistant to Republican Tom Delay United States Congress, Washington, 1985-1986, legal assistant to Republican Henry Hyde, 1986-1987. Executive director Educational Assistance Ltd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1987-1993.

      Partner Salvi & Roskam, Wheaton, 1994—2006. Member Illinois General Assembly from District 40, Springfield, 1993—1999, Illinois State Senate from District 20, 2000—2006, United States Congress from 6th Illinois district, since 2007, member finance services committee. Legislation chairman Illinois State Crime Commission.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Andrea Gracey, June 18, 1988. Children: Gracey, James(deceased), Frances, Stephen, Alec.
    • father: Verlyn Ronald Roskam
    • mother: Martha (Jacobsen) Roskam
    • spouse: Elizabeth Andrea Gracey
    • children: Gracey Roskam
    • James Roskam (deceased)
    • Frances Roskam
    • Stephen Roskam
    • Alec Roskam
    Peter James Roskam
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    Born September 13, 1961
    (age 56)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      University Illinois
    • 1989
      Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 2006
      member, Illinois General Assembly from District 40
    • 1984 - 1985
      Teacher, All Saints High School
    • 1985 - 1986
      legislation assistant, to Republican Tom Delay United States Congress
      Washington, United States
    • 1987 - 1993
      executive, director Educational Assistance Limited
      Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
    • 1993 - 1999
      member, Illinois General Assembly from District 40
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1994 - 2006
      partner, Salvi & Roskam
      Wheaton, Illinois, United States
    • 2007
      member, Illinois General Assembly from District 40
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