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Dan Schaefer
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Birth Date:January 25, 1936
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Died Date:April 16, 2006

Occupation:US Politician

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Dan Schaefer

Biography:Dan Schaefer (January 25, 1936 - April 16, 2006) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado from 1983-1999. He represented a suburban district that stretched from Denver to the southwest.

Born in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, he attended public schools. He received his B.A. degree from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, in 1961. He also attended Potsdam University, Potsdam, New York, from 1961-1964. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955-1957 and attained the rank of sergeant. He was a public relations consultant.

In 1976, he was elected to a two-year term in the Colorado General Assembly. Two years later, he was elected to the Colorado State Senate, where he served from 1979-1983. He was a delegate to Colorado State Republican conventions between 1972 and 1982.

Schaefer was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth United States Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Jack Swigert, a former astronaut who died of cancer before he could take his seat in Congress. Schaefer polled 49,816 votes (63.3 percent) in the special election to 27,779 ballots (35.3 percent) for the Democrat Steve Hogan. No Democrat challenged Schaefer in 1984. In successive elections from 1986-1996, he polled more than 60 percent of the vote against each of his Democratic opponents. In his last race in 1996, he received 146,018 votes (62.2 percent) to 88,600 ballots (37.8 percent) for the Democrat Joan Fitz-Gerald.

Schaefer did not run for reelection to the 106th United States Congress in 1998. Schaefer was succeeded by Congressman Tom Tancredo, a fellow Republican and noted critic of open immigration.

He died at the age of 70 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, U.S. House

Chinese Horoscope for Dan Schaefer
Includes characteristics and Vices
Dan Schaefer's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1936 - February 10, 1937
Birthday: January 25, 1936

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Dan Schaefer's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: January 25, 1936

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Dan Schaefer's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: January 25, 2018

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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