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John Neal Erlenborn (February 8, 1927 – October 30, 2005) was an American lawyer and a former Republican member of the U.S. Congressional Delegations from Illinois, representing the 14th (then after 1980s redistricting the 13th) district.

John N. Erlenborn
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byRobert McClory
Succeeded byHarris W. Fawell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byElmer J. Hoffman
Succeeded byThomas J. Corcoran
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 36th district
In office
January 9, 1957 – November 1964
Personal details
John Neal Erlenborn

(1927-02-08)February 8, 1927
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedOctober 30, 2005(2005-10-30) (aged 78)
Warrenton, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dorothy C. Fisher
Alma materLoyola University Chicago
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1944–1945
UnitU.S. Naval Reserve
Battles/warsWorld War II

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Erlenborn attended Immaculate Conception High School (Elmhurst, Illinois), Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He represented his district for twenty years, from January 1965 to January 1985, a period which began with the 89th U.S. Congress. He retired after serving in the 98th U.S. Congress.

He subsequently became an adjunct faculty member of the Georgetown University Law Center, and served as a board member for the Legal Services Corporation from 1989 to 2001. He died on October 30, 2005, at age 78, after suffering from Lewy body disease. The majority of his papers and other materials created during his time in office are held at the archives of Benedictine University.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elmer J. Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Tom Corcoran
Preceded by
Robert McClory
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Harris W. Fawell