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Gerry Sikorski

Gerry Sikorski, American lobbyist, lawyer, former congressman. Bar: Minnesota 1973, District of Columbia 1997. Named one of 50 Top Lobbyists, Washingtonian magazine, 2007. Member of American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Sikorski, Gerry was born on April 26, 1948 in Breckenridge, Minnesota, United States. Son of Elroy and Helen Sikorski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with highest honors, University Minnesota, 1970. Juris Doctor with high honors, University Minnesota Law School, 1973.

    Career

    • Member Minnesota Senate, 1976-1982, majority whip, 1980-1982. Member United States Congress from 6th Minnesota district, 1983—1993. Freshman whip 98th-99th Congresses.

      Partner Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, governor section leader, former chairman directors committee, former chair, public law department. Member Energy and Commerce Committee, Post Office and Civil Service Committee, Select Committee on Children Youth and Families. Served with Chairman John D. Dingell, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

      Vice chair to Henry Waxman, Health and Environment Subcommittee. Sponsor Clean Air Act.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1973, District of Columbia 1997.

    Works

    • Author: Community Right to Know Law, Acid Rain Control Act.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Jane Erkel, August 24, 1974. 1 daughter, Anne.
    • father: Elroy Sikorski
    • mother: Helen Sikorski
    • spouse: Susan Jane Erkel
    Gerry Sikorski
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    Born April 26, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      University Minnesota
    • 1973
      University Minnesota Law School
    • 1976 - 1982
      Member, Minnesota Senate
    • 1980 - 1982
      Member, Minnesota Senate
    • 1983 - 1993
      member, United States Congress from 6th Minnesota district

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