Spencer Bachus
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Spencer Bachus

Republican

American politician

Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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Spencer Bachus

American politician
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74
Years of Age
29
Years of Experience
ALResidence (state)

Spencer Thomas Bachus III (born December 28, 1947) is an American politician. He is a former U.S. Representative for the state of Alabama, serving from 1993 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as ranking member (2007–2011) and chairman (2011–2013) of the House Financial Services Committee. On September 30, 2013, Bachus announced his retirement from Congress. His term ended in 2015.Born and raised in Birmingham, Bachus graduated from Auburn University and the University of Alabama Law School. He served in the Alabama National Guard before being elected to the Alabama State School Board in 1986 and holding the position of Alabama Republican Party Chairman in 1991. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, and was re-elected by wide margins. From 2006 to 2012, Bachus was the leading Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, serving as committee chairman when his party held a House majority during the 112th Congress. Due to House Republican term limits on committee leadership positions, Bachus was succeeded by Congressman Jeb Hensarling in 2013.

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Experience

Education

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University of Alabama School of Law
JD
1972
Auburn University
BA
1969

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives
1992 - 2014
Chair
Alabama Republican Executive Committee
1992
Member
Alabama Board of Education
1986 - 1990
Campaign Manager
Guy Hunt Gubernatorial Campaign
1986
Representative
Alabama State House of Representatives
1984 - 1986
Senator
Alabama State Senate
1983 - 1984
Served
Alabama National Guard
1969 - 1971
Experience
Manufacturer
Senior Partner
Bachus, Dempsey, Carson, and Steed Law Firm

Other Experience

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Member
National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
Member
International Food Fund, Save the Children
Member
Hunter Street Baptist Church
Member
Cerebral Palsy of Alabama
Member
United Way of Central Alabama, Children's Hospital
Co-Chair
House Intercity Passenger Rail Coalition
Member
Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Member
Pro-Life Caucus
Member
Republican Study Committee
Member
Passenger Rail Caucus
Member
Nuclear Issues Working Group
Member
Immigration Reform Caucus
Member
Autism Caucus
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus
Member
Cement Caucus
Member
Cancer Caucus
Member
Biomedical Research Caucus
Member
Alzheimer's Task Force
Member
Fire Services Caucus

Campaign Funding

2016
2014
2012
20
16
$2,253
Total Raised
$8,532
Total Spent
$0
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics