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BILIRAKIS, Michael, (father of Gus Bilirakis), A Representative from Florida; born in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla., July 16, 1930; attended public schools in Clairton, Pa.; graduated from Douglas Business College, McKeesport, Pa., 1949; B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1959; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1960; J.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1963; United States Air Force, 1950-1954; steelworker; engineer; college instructor; lawyer, private practice; municipal judge, city of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and city of New Port Richey, Fla.; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2007); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.

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External Research Collections

St. Petersburg College
Special Collections

St. Petersburg, FL
Papers: 1983-2007, 174 cubic feet. The Michael Bilirakis Congressional Papers consist of records, artifacts, memorabilia, and activities undertaken during his six term tenure as a member of United States House of Representatives. These materials include various committee files, hearings, correspondence with constituents and colleagues, sponsored or cosponsored legislative bills, and press releases and other publications.

Texas Tech University
Virtual Vietnam Archive

Lubbock, TX
Papers: In the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Collection: Agent Orange Cases, ca. 1970-1990, 1.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Michael Bilirakis.

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

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1990, 3 commercials on 1 videocassette. The commercials were used during Michael Bilirakis's campaign for the 1990 U.S. congressional election in District 9 of Florida, Republican Party.
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