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BONO, Mary (1961-)

BONO, MARY, (wife of Sonny Bono and Connie Mack IV, daughter-in-law of Connie Mack III, elected under the name Mary Bono Mack in the One Hundred Eleventh and one succeeding Congress), a Representative from California; born Mary Whitaker in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 24, 1961; B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.; restaurant business manager; personal fitness instructor; board of the Palm Springs, Calif., International Film Festival; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative Sonny Bono, reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (April 7, 1998-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.

  • "Mary Bono" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.