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Edward Allan Pease (born May 22, 1951) is a former Republican U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1997 to 2001.

Edward A. Pease
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byJohn T. Myers
Succeeded byBrian D. Kerns
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 37th district
In office
November 3, 1982 – November 4, 1992
Preceded byLillian May Cox Parent[1]
Succeeded byRichard Bray
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 39th district
In office
November 5, 1980 – November 3, 1982
Preceded byElden Creasy Tipton[2]
Succeeded byJames Russell Monk
Personal details
Born (1951-05-22) May 22, 1951 (age 68)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Political partyRepublican

Pease was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on May 22, 1951. He is an Eagle Scout and has been honored as an adult with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Silver Buffalo Award, the Silver Antelope Award[3], and the Silver Beaver Award[3]; he is also a former Chairman of the National Order of the Arrow Committee, in which post he was succeeded by Bradley Haddock. He was also selected as the 2015 BSA National Alumnus of the Year Award[4].

His tenure in Congress was defined by significant accomplishments such as increasing Indiana's share of transportation funding, increasing the investment in the US military, saving the historic downtown Federal Building in Terre Haute, Indiana, and serving on the House Judiciary Committee that introduced the articles of impeachment for President Bill Clinton.

After leaving Congress, Pease became senior vice president of government relations for Rolls-Royce plc North America.

Pease has been an active supporter of the American college fraternity movement, serving as national president of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, receiving the fraternity's Loyalty Award at the 2016 Convention[3], and as a two-term president of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and winner of its highest honor, the Gold Medal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.capitolandwashington.com/offices/all-offices/237/
  2. ^ http://www.capitolandwashington.com/offices/all-offices/239/
  3. ^ a b c "2016 Loyalty Award - About | Pikes.org". www.pikes.org. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ Wendell, Bryan (2015-11-11). "Nominations open for National Alumnus of the Year Award". Bryan on Scouting. Retrieved 2019-05-31.

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