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Jim Saxton

Hugh James "Jim" Saxton (born January 22 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1984, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of New Jersey from 1984 to 1993 and the Third Congressional District from 1993. Born in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, he attended East Stroudsburg State College and Temple University, then pursued a career as an elementary school teacher and small business owner. Saxton served in the New Jersey State House of Assembly from 1976 to 1981 and in the New Jersey State House of Assembly from 1982 to 1984, when he was elected to the House to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Congressman Edwin B. Forsythe. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Resources Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

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