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Mike Synar
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Birth Date:October 17, 1950
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Died Date:January 9, 1996

Occupation:US Politician

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Mike Synar

Biography:Mike Synar (October 17, 1950 - January 9, 1996) was an American Democratic politician, who represented Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional district in Congress for eight terms. He was first elected in 1978 at the age of 28. He may be best known for his successful constitutional challenge to the Graham-Rudman Act. In the 1986 US Supreme Court decision Bowsher vs Synar, the Court struck down the law stating, in part, that the provision granting executive power to Bowsher, a legislative branch officer, did "violate the Constitution's command that Congress play no direct role in the execution of the laws." Synar was also an ardent foe of the tobacco industry.

In 1994, Synar was narrowly defeated in a Democratic primary run-off election by Virgil Cooper, a retired high-school principal. Though Cooper's campaign spent less than $20,000 itself, millions were spent by outside interests which were opposed to Synar, including the National Rifle Association, tobacco companies, and cattlemen.

Cooper won by just 2,609 votes out of 92,987 cast, a 51-49 margin. Cooper was subsequently defeated in the general election by Republican Tom Coburn by a 52-48 margin.

Synar died of a brain tumor on January 9th, 1996 at the age of 45. The American College of Physicians offers a national public service award in honor of Rep. Synar's public efforts against tobacco smoking.

Chinese Horoscope for Mike Synar
Includes characteristics and Vices
Mike Synar's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1950 - February 05, 1951
Birthday: October 17, 1950

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

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

Mike Synar's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: October 17, 1950

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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

Mike Synar's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: October 17, 2015

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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