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congressman , lawyer , lobbyist

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1973, District of Columbia 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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