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Howard Phillip McKeon Edit Profile

also known as Buck McKeon

United States Representative from California

Howard Phillip McKeon, United States Representative from California. Named Newsmaker of Year, Santa Clarita Press Club, 1996; recipient Silver Spur award for Outstanding Community Service, College of Canyons Foundation, 2000, Robert J. Collier award, National Aeronautic Association, 2001, Advocacy of Indiana Higher Education award, National Association Indiana Colleges & Universities, 2002.


McKeon, Howard Phillip was born on September 9, 1938 in Tujunga, California, United States.


Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1985.


Member Santa Clarita City Council, California, 1987—1992. Mayor City of Santa Clarita, 1987—1988. Member United States Congress from 25th California District, since 1992.

Chairman United States House Education & Workforce Committee, 2006—2007. Ranking minority member United States House Armed Services Committee, 2009—2011, chairman, since 2011. Co-owner Howard & Phil's Western Wear, Inc., since 1963.

Founding director, chairman Valencia National Bank, 1987—1992. Member California Republican State Central Committee, 1988—1992.


Death is a necessary step in human progression, just as birth was. Sometime after death, the spirit and body will be reunited— and never to be separated again. This is called resurrection, and it was made possible by the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Honorary chairman Leukemia Society, 1990, Red Cross Community Support Campaign, 1992. School board member, board trustees William S. Hart Union High School District, 1978—1987. Active district committee Boy Scouts of America, Little League.

Board directors Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 1983—1988, Santa Clarita Valley Sml. Business Development Center, 1990—1992. Member of National Guard & Reserve Components Organization, Canyon Country C. of Chamber (board directors 1988-1992).


Married Patricia Kunz. 6 children.

Patricia Kunz