J. Bob Traxler

Jerome Bob Traxler ( born July 21, 1931 in Kawkawlin, Bay County, Michigan ) is a retired American politician. Between 1974 and 1993 he represented the state of Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bob Traxler attended the public schools in Bay City and then studied until 1953 at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Subsequently, he was from 1953 to 1955 soldier in the U.S. Army. After a subsequent law school in Detroit and its made ​​in 1960 admitted to the bar he began in Bay City to work in his new profession. Between 1960 and 1962 he was deputy prosecutor in Bay County.

Politically, Traxler joined the Democratic Party. Between 1962 and 1974 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Michigan. There he directed in 1965 and 1966, the fraction of the Democrats. Following the resignation of Congressman James Harvey, he was at the due election for the eighth seat of Michigan as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 23 April 1974. After nine elections he could remain until January 3, 1993 at the Congress. In this time the climax of the Watergate scandal coincided with the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

In 1992, Bob Traxler gave up another candidacy. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared.