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John Yarmuth's Biography

Office: U.S. House (KY) - District 3, Democratic

Contact Information

Romano Mazzoli Federal Building
600 Martin Luther King, Junior Place, Suite 216
Louisville, KY 40202

Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258

402 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

John A. Yarmuth

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Catherine; 1 Child: Aaron

Birth Date:

11/04/1947

Birth Place:

Louisville, KY

Home City:

Louisville, KY

Religion:

Jewish

BA, American Studies, Yale University, 1969

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2006-present

Senior Whip, United States House of Representatives, District 3

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2018

At-Large Majority Whip, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2006-2007

Former Member, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Investigators Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives

President, Freshman Caucus, United States House of Representatives, 2006-2007

Editor/Owner, Kentucky Golfer

Commentator, "Hot Button," WAVE 3 Television, 2004-2005

Columnist, Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO), 1990-2005

Founder/Executive Editor, Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO), 1990-2003

Co-Host, "Yarmuth and Ziegler," WAVE 3 Television, 2003

Vice President, Public Relations & Marketing, Caretenders Healthcorp, 1986-1990

Associate Vice President, University Relations, University of Louisville, 1983-1986

Founder/Publisher, Louisville Today, 1976-1982

Legislative Aide, Senator Marlow Cook, United States Senate, 1971-1974

Founder/President, Center for Kentucky Progress

Director, Jewish Community Center

Member, Kentucky Golf Association

Member, Louisville Forum

Member, Planned Parenthood

Member, Society of Professional Journalists

Awards:

"Outstanding New Member of Congress" (The Committee for Education Funding)
"Legislator of the Year" (The Kentucky Reading Association)
"Best of Congress" (Working Mother magazine)
"Best Representative for Kids" (The Children's Defense Fund Action Council)
"Distinguished Community Health Superhero" (National Association of Community Health Centers)
"Congressional Literacy Leader" (International Reading Association)
Honored for "Outstanding Commitment to Fight Drunk Driving & Underage Drinking" (Century Council)

Favorite Author:

Tom Robbins

Favorite Movie:

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Lawrence of Arabia
Caddyshack

Favorite Musician:

Motown, Broadway Musicals, Tony Bennett, Simon and Garfunkel,Elvis

Favorite TV Shows:

Modern Family, 24

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