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Lawyer , representative , State legislator

Peter James Roskam, United States Representative from Illinois, former state legislator, lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1989. Named a Hero of Taxpayer, Americans for Tax Reform, 2005.


Roskam, Peter James was born on September 13, 1961 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States. Son of Verlyn Ronald and Martha (Jacobsen) Roskam.


Bachelor, University Illinois, 1983. Juris Doctor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1989.


Teacher All Saints High School, St. Thomas, 1984-1985. Legislation assistant to Republican Tom Delay United States Congress, Washington, 1985-1986, legal assistant to Republican Henry Hyde, 1986-1987. Executive director Educational Assistance Ltd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1987-1993.

Partner Salvi & Roskam, Wheaton, 1994—2006. Member Illinois General Assembly from District 40, Springfield, 1993—1999, Illinois State Senate from District 20, 2000—2006, United States Congress from 6th Illinois district, since 2007, member finance services committee. Legislation chairman Illinois State Crime Commission.


  • Bar: Illinois 1989.


Married Elizabeth Andrea Gracey, June 18, 1988. Children: Gracey, James (deceased), Frances, Stephen, Alec.

Verlyn Ronald Roskam

Martha (Jacobsen) Roskam

Elizabeth Andrea Gracey

Gracey Roskam

James Roskam (deceased)

Frances Roskam

Stephen Roskam

Alec Roskam