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Dan Crenshaw
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Ted Poe
Personal details
Daniel Reed Crenshaw

March 14, 1984 (1984-03-14) (age 37)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Political party Republican
Tara Blake (m. 2013)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 2006–2016
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Unit United States Navy SEALs, SEAL Team 3
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan (WIA)

Daniel Reed Crenshaw (born March 14, 1984) is an American politician and former United States Navy SEAL officer. Since 2019, he has been a member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 2nd congressional district.

Early life

Crenshaw is from Texas. His parents came from Scotland. His mother died of cancer when he was 10. He studied political science at university.

Military service

In 2006, Crenshaw joined the Navy. He became a Navy Seal. He fought in Afghanistan and in 2012. He lost an eye and had surgery to save his other one. He said the reason the other eye survived was because of God.


In 2016, Crenshaw came home from Afghanistan. In 2017, he worked as an assistant for Congressman Pete Sessions. In 2018, Crenshaw ran for Congress as a Republican talking about security and immigration.

Political opinions

Crenshaw is pro-life but believes that the government should not care about gay marriage at all. Crenshaw opposes gun control. He criticized Donald Trump for taking the American military out of Syria but supported the American killing of General Qassam Solemaini. Crenshaw supports Israel. He believes that global warming is happening and caused by humans but that using the government to solve it cannot work. Crenshaw supports [free speech]]. He was angry about a Google e-mail that called Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager and Jordan Peterson Nazis.

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