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John E. Sweeney Edit Profile

United States Representative from New York

John E. Sweeney, former United States Representative from New York. Bar: New York 1991. Recipient President's award, Mental Health Association New York State, Inc., 2002, Friend of Farm Bureau award, New York Farm Bureau, 2004, Guardian award, Partnership for Drug-Free American, 2004.


Sweeney, John E. was born on August 9, 1955 in Troy, New York, United States.


Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Hudson Valley Community College, 1978. Bachelor in Political Science and Criminal Justice, Russell Sage College, 1981. Juris Doctor, Western New England School Law, 1991.


Director Rensselaer County Stop-Driving While Impaired progressive, Troy. Partner Cholakis, Sweeney and Wollowitz, 1991—1995. Executive director, chief counsel New York State Republican Party, 1992—1994.

Commissioner labor State of New York, Albany, 1995-1997, deputy chief of staff to Governor George Pataki, 1997—1998. Member United States Congress from 20th New York district, 1999—2007, member Republican steering committee, member appropriations committee, vice chairman transportation, treasury and housing and urban development appropriations subcommittee.


  • Bar: New York 1991.


Married Gayle Ford; 3 children.

Gayle Ford