Former Rep. Christopher Shays

Republican  •  Connecticut 11 Terms  •  Sworn In 1987
Last Term 2007 - 2009 View All


Shays was born October 18, 1945 in Stamford, Connecticut. He grew up in Darien, attended Principia College and received an MBA and MPA fromm New York University. He and his wife Betsi -- his high school sweetheart -- served in the Peace Corps in Fiji. He was a seven term member of the Connecticut House of Representatives before entering the U.S. House of Representatives.

Now in his tenth term, he was first elected to the Congress in 1987 in a special election held to fill the vacant seat of the late Stewart McKinney. Read More...

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