Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
LaHOOD, Ray H. (1945-)

LAHOOD, RAY H., , (father of Darin LaHood), a Representative from Illinois; born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., December 6, 1945; graduated from Spalding Institute, Peoria, Ill., 1963; attended Spoon River Community College, Canton, Ill.; B.S., Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., 1971; teacher; director, Rock Island County Youth Services Bureau, 1972-1974; chief planner, Bi-States Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1974-1977; staff, United States Representative Thomas F. Railsback of Illinois, 1977-1982; member, Illinois state house of representatives, 1982-1983; staff, United States Representative Robert H. Michel of Illinois, 1983-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; Secretary of Transportation in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama, 2009-2013.

The Dirksen Congressional Center
Pekin, IL
Papers: The papers are not yet available.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videoreel and Videocassette: 1994, 1 commercial on 1 videoreel and 3 commercials on 1 videocassette.
The commercials were used during Ray LaHood's campaign for the 1994 U.S. congressional election in District 18 of Illinois, Republican Party.

  • LaHood, Ray, and Frank H. Mackaman. Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015.