James Traficant

James Traficant DEMDemocrat

Ohio politician (1941-2014)

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James TraficantDEMDemocrat Ohio politician (1941-2014)
Age at Death1941-2014
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James Anthony Traficant Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. A staunch economic populist known for his flamboyant personality, he represented the 17th Congressional District, which centered on his hometown of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio's Mahoning Valley. He was expelled from the House in 2002 after being convicted of ten felony counts, including taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering, and forcing his congressional staff to perform chores at his farm in Ohio and houseboat in Washington, D.C. He was sentenced to prison and released on September 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year sentence. Traficant died on September 27, 2014, following a tractor accident at his farm in Green Township, Ohio.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Youngstown State University
MS Counseling
Youngstown State University
MS Administration
University of Pittsburgh
BS Education
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
United States House of Representatives
1984 - 2002
Mahoning County Sheriff
1981 - 1985
Executive Director
Mahoning County Drug Program, Incorporated
1971 - 1981
Consumer Finance Director
Youngstown Community Action Program
Girard Life Insurance
Classes on Drugs and Alcohol, Colleges, Police Forces