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Jim Oberstar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by John Blatnik
Succeeded by Chip Cravaack
Personal details
James Louis Oberstar

(1934-09-10)September 10, 1934
Chisholm, Minnesota, U.S.
Died May 3, 2014(2014-05-03) (aged 79)
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jean Kurth
Alma mater University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
College of Europe

James Louis "Jim" Oberstar (September 10, 1934 – May 3, 2014) was an American politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011. He represented Minnesota's 8th district. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Oberstar was born in Chisholm, Minnesota.

Oberstar lived with his wife, Jean, in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.. He also lived in his boyhood home in Chisholm, Minnesota. He died in his sleep at his home in Potomac on May 3, 2014, aged 79.

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