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RUSH, Bobby L.

RUSH, Bobby L.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


RUSH, Bobby L., A Representative from Illinois; born in Albany, Dougherty County, Ga., November 23, 1946; attended Marshall High School, Marshall, Ill.; B.A., Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill., 1974; M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill., 1994; M.A., McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill., 1998; United States Army, 1963-1968; insurance agent; alderman, Chicago, Ill., city council, 1983-1993; deputy chairman, Illinois Democratic Party, 1990; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1999; minister; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2023); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighteenth Congress in 2022.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The HistoryMakers

Chicago, IL
Oral History: 2000, amount unknown. An oral history interview of Bobby Rush conducted on August 23, 2000.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Bobby L. Rush" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
  • House Committee - Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
  • House Committee - Commerce
  • House Committee - Energy and Commerce
    • Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection - Chair
    • Energy - Chair
  • House Committee - Government Operations
  • House Committee - Science, Space, and Technology
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