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Dave Obey
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Chair of the House Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Jerry Lewis
Succeeded by Hal Rogers
In office
March 29, 1994 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by William Natcher
Succeeded by Bob Livingston
Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Joseph M. McDade
Succeeded by Jerry Lewis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 7th district
In office
April 1, 1969 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Melvin Laird
Succeeded by Sean Duffy
Personal details
David Ross Obey

(1938-10-03) October 3, 1938 (age 83)
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Republican (Before 1957)
Democratic (1957–present)
Spouse(s) Joan Obey
Education University of Wisconsin, Madison (BS, MA)

David Ross Obey ( OH-bee; born October 3, 1938) is an American politician. He was the United States Representative for WI's 7th congressional district from 1969 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Obey served as Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from 1994 to 1995 and again from 2007 to 2011. He is the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin.

On May 5, 2010, Obey announced that he would not seek reelection to Congress in November 2010. He left Congress in January 2011.

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