Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 1st district of Texas. Gohmert is a member of the Republican Party. In 2004, he successfully defeated, with 61% of the vote, Democratic incumbent 1st District Congressman Max Sandlin for his congressional seat. Gohmert became the first Republican since Reconstruction to represent the 1st District of Texas.

Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie Gohmert was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. Gohmert was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

Louie Gohmert received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and recieved his JD at Baylor School of Law. He is a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army as a result of an Army scholarship at Texas A&M.

U.S. House Committee assignments:


  • "So, in other words, if someone opposed to your position that, perhaps, was having gender identity issues, like a transvestite, got between you and your office, and there were numbers of them, and you tried to get through to your office, then, as has happened in other places, he may be inclined now to go to the Federal Government, file a criminal complaint for which you could be arrested," - justifying his vote against the federal hate crimes bill in 2007 (Source: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01) afraid of transvestites)

External Links

  • Louie Gohmert (Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress)
  • Biography (Louie Gohmert U.S. House website)
  • House District 1, Texas (Gohmert website)
  • House District 1 and its counties (Gohmert website)
  • Info on Louie Gohmert (Contacting the Congress)
  • U.S. Congress Votes Database (Washington Post)
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