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Peter Roskam
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Henry Hyde
Succeeded by Sean Casten
House Republican Chief Deputy Whip
In office
January 3, 2011 – August 1, 2014
Preceded by Kevin McCarthy
Succeeded by Patrick McHenry
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 48th district
In office
January 15, 2000 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Beverly Fawell
Succeeded by Randy Hultgren
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 40th district
In office
January 13, 1993 – January 12, 1998
Preceded by Daniel Cronin
Succeeded by Randy Hultgren
Personal details
Born September 13, 1961 (1961-09-13) (age 58)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Roskam
Alma mater University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Institute of Technology

Peter James Roskam (born September 13, 1961) is an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for IL's 6th congressional district, from 2007 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party. He lost re-election in 2018 to Sean Casten.

He served as the Chief Deputy Majority Whip from 2011 to 2014, ranking fourth among House Republican leaders. He has also served in the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives. He was Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.

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