Dan Burton Research Paper

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When you think of psycho-conservatives and tenacious Republican partisanship, names like Newt Gingrich and Henry Hyde come to mind but the name Dan Burton should definitely be on top of that list. Dan Burton, the Republican chair of the Government Reform committee and the representative of District #6 of Indiana has the reputation of a pit-bull in Congress. Burton was the House Republicans’ point man in the 1997 investigation of political fundraising that focuses on money brought in by President Clinton’s re-election campaign. This task gave him yet another crack at exposing misdeeds of the Clinton presidency in which he has already accused of ethics lapses. Many Democrats fear Dan Burton’s attack-dog style because they know that he will not…show more content…
According to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Congressman Burton had a 92.7% voting attendance record in the 105th Congress. His career voting percentage from 1983-1993 is 96.3 percent, one of the highest in the House. (He also has received special recognition and various awards from several organizations for his voting records in Congress(which I will list later). Dan Burton was born on June 21st, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up like a good Christian (Protestant) boy. He attended Shortridge High School, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, Olivet Nazarene College for two years (majored in biblical literature) and then went on to Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army 1956-1957, and in the U.S. Army Reserves 1957-1962. Because of his impressive political history it might seem that he is a professional politician, but he is not. In fact, his means of employment for many years was as an insurance and real estate agent(like a large amount of people in his district). He married Barbara Logan and has a family of 5 whom all still live in Indianapolis. Burton felt that he could make a difference if he became a part of Indiana’s politics and that he would well represent his constituents and that they would like him and support
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