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Mike Oxley

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
Preceded by Tennyson Guyer
Succeeded by Jim Jordan

Born February 11, 1944 (1944-02-11) (age 65)
Findlay, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Oxley
Residence Findlay, Ohio
Alma mater Miami University, Ohio State University
Occupation attorney, investigator
Religion Lutheran

Michael Garver "Mike" Oxley (born February 11, 1944) is an American politician of the Republican party who served as a U.S. representative from the 4th congressional district of Ohio.


Early life

A member of the Lutheran church, Oxley was born in Findlay, Ohio and received a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University in 1966 and a law degree from Ohio State University in 1969. He was a member of the Alpha chapter of Sigma Chi at Miami.

From 1969 to 1972, Oxley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and became active in the Ohio Republican Party, serving as a delegate numerous times in the 1970s. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1972 to 1981.

1981, Congressional Pictorial Directory, Oxley as a first term Congressman

Congressional career

Oxley was elected a U.S. representative in 1981 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Representative Tennyson Guyer. Oxley began serving at this post in 1981 (97th Congress).

Before and during his tenure in Congress, Oxley represented Ohio as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1976 and 1984. He served as the chairman of the Committee on Financial Services, and was House sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which provided for oversight of public companies to prevent fraud. He was also the house sponsor of a 2006 bill that condemned media outlets that had published information on a covert financial surveliance system [1].

After facing the most difficult reelection campaign of his career in 2004, winning 59% of the vote, against Democrat Ben Konop, Oxley announced his retirement from Congress on November 1, 2005, effective at the end of his term in 2007. He was succeeded by Republican Jim Jordan.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tennyson Guyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

June 25, 1981 — January 3, 2007
Succeeded by
Jim Jordan
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Leach
Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
Succeeded by
Barney Frank


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