- Ed Whitfield
name =Ed Whitfield
nominee = U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1st District
November 4, 2008
Heather A. Ryan(D)
date of birth=birth date and age|1943|05|25
place of birth =
district2 = 1st
January 3, 1995
preceded2 = Tom Barlow
succeeded2 = Incumbent
spouse = Constance Whitfield
occupation= attorney, railroad executive
University of Kentucky
United States Army
Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (born
May 25 1943) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representativessince 1995,representing ushr|Kentucky|1|, which covers much of the western part of the state, including Fort Campbell.
He was born in
Hopkinsville, Kentuckyand was educated at the University of Kentucky(where he was a member of Delta Tau Deltasocial fraternity). He also attended the Wesley Theological Seminary. He served in the United States Army Reserveand reached the rank of First Lieutenant. He also was a lawyer, and served as counsel to executives at Seaboard Systems Railroad of Washington. He served as a vice president for the CSXCorporation in two different capacities and was the legal counsel to the chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1991 to 1993.
Whitfield gained his first political experience as a member of the
Kentucky House of Representativesfrom 1974 to 1979. Whitfield's wife is a former Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
On his official website, Whitfield represents himself as a conservative who has consistently voted
pro-lifeand "supports allowing students to engage in voluntary school prayer." He also lists military issues and encouraging the use of coal and nuclear power as substitutes for oil as two of his main priorities.
As chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Whitfield held hearings on child pornography, flag burning, and other controversial issues.
*Committee on Energy and Commerce
**Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection (CTCP) Subcommittee (Ranking Member)
**Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
* [http://whitfield.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield] official House site
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ed_Whitfield Profile] at
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