TRAXLER, Jerome Bob

TRAXLER, Jerome Bob
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


TRAXLER, Jerome Bob, a Representative from Michigan; born in Kawkawlin, Bay County, Mich., July 21, 1931; attended the public schools in Bay City, Mich.; B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 1953; LL.B., Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Mich., 1959; admitted to the Michigan bar in 1960 and commenced practice in Bay City; served in the United States Army, 1953-1955; served as assistant Bay County prosecutor, 1960-1962; elected to the Michigan State house of representatives, 1962-1974; served as majority floor leader in the Michigan house, 1965-1966; appointed Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1992-2005; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Harvey, and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (April 23, 1974-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; died on October 30, 2019, in Bay City, Mich.; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Mackinac Island Public Cemetery, Mackinac Island, Mich.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Sound Tape Reel: 1974, 16 commercials on 1 sound tape reel. The commercials were used during Bob Traxler's campaign for the 1974 U.S. congressional election in District 8 of Michigan, Democratic Party.
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