Vic Snyder

Victor F. Snyder ( born September 27, 1947 in Medford, Oregon ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. As a member of the House of Representatives, he represented from 1997 to 2011 the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Arkansas.


After his military service, among others, with operations in Vietnam, Snyder studied chemistry at Willamette University and medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He moved to his study to Little Rock and worked from 1982 for 15 years as a practicing physician. During this time he participated in developing countries in various relief operations. Part-time, he completed a law degree, which he completed in 1988. From 1991 he was a member of the Senate of the State of Arkansas. In the congressional elections in 1996 he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. This was followed by six re- elections; In 2010, he decided not to run again.


Snyder is married and has four sons.

Parliamentary work

He was a member of the following committees:

  • House Committee on Veteran's Affairs
  • House Armed Services Committee


Snyder is considered quite liberal voting record as a politician from the traditionally conservative Arkansas.