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Jim Jontz (James Prather Jontz)

Jim Jontz, American former congressman.

Background

  • Jontz, Jim was born on December 18, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Leland Dale and Pauline (Prather) Jontz.

  • Education

    • AB, Indiana University, 1973.

    Career

    • Program director Lake Michigan Federation, Chicago. Executive director Indiana Conservation Council, Indianapolis, 1972-1974. Member Indiana House Representatives, 1974-1984, Indiana State Senate, Indianapolis, 1984-1986, United States Congress from 5th Indiana district, Washington, 1987—1993.

      President American for Democratic Action, 1998—2002.

    Politics

    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Connections

    • father: Leland Dale Jontz
    • mother: Pauline (Prather) Jontz
    Jim Jontz
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    Born December 18, 1951
    Died April 14, 2007
    (aged 55)
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