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Ray LaHood
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16th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 23, 2009 – July 2, 2013
President Barack Obama
Deputy John Porcari
Preceded by Mary Peters
Succeeded by Anthony Foxx
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2009
Preceded by Robert Michel
Succeeded by Aaron Schock
Personal details
Born December 6, 1945 (1945-12-06) (age 74)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Spoon River College
Bradley University

Raymond H. "Ray" LaHood (born December 6, 1945) is an American politician. He served as United States Secretary of Transportation from 2009 until 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. LaHood represented Illinois's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009.




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